Apple might be producing its own High Definition TV as soon as 2012.
So says analyst firm Piper Jaffray, Apple Insider reports. Gene Munster reckons that a connected and fully fledged HDTV is due from the Cupertino outfit within the next two to four years.
The recently talked about Apple TV budget friendly set top box, with a limited amount of storage and access to an app store, is thought to be a stepping stone on the way to the big HDTV guns.
Munster envisages an Apple HDTV coming with an iTunes TV pass (which would demand a monthly subscription), that could be used to stream movies, games, and basically incorporate your console, satellite box and Blu-ray player all in one unit.
It’s an ambitious vision of the future, that’s for sure, particularly when you consider he sees the HDTV blowing a $2000 hole in the average wallet (with the iTunes subscription weighing in from $50 to $100 per month).