Citing supply chain source providers as its source, DigiTimes reports that Apple is currently in the process of developing televisions that are to meet with the 4K Ultra HD or UHD standard.
Also noted in the report is the forecasted release date of the said television units, pegged to happen somewhere in late 2013 or early 2014 next year.
With DigiTimes’ reputation for being accurate with their upcoming release date rumors newsbits, the report has been met with a lot of piqued interests, given the general interest put in the Cupertino-based giant developing televisions.
Essentially four times the standard pixel count of 1080p displays, the television’s alleged high resolution display is backed by the added convenience points of voice-enabled controls, as well as motion detection hardware which would also be geared for enhanced user control.
The report also notes the sentiments of its sources, with Foxconn – one of Apple’s manufacturing partners – sharing that the aspect of a UHDTV has been on the table for discussion between the partners for “quite some time”, only being delayed due to Apple’s search for a competent LCD manufacturer.
The report indicates that while there are a number of LCD makers capable of churning out high spec displays, Apple’s industry partners are currently tasked in developing screens for iPads, iPhones and other iDevices.
LG is assumed to be the most probable LCD manufacturer Apple would opt in producing the screens of the brand’s alleged upcoming “iTV”, which is anticipated to be unveiled late this year or early next year.