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Apple iTV Rumors Squashed….Sorta

Sean W. May 14, 2012 1

Remember a few days ago when Foxconn themselves said they were making Apple’s infamous iTV set?  Yup, it is being called false by none other than Foxconn.

When LTG reported on this, we pointed out there was some missing important bits like the technical specs or what OS would be powering it.  Beyond that, the rumor was reported on multiple sources and sounded extremely credible.  Well, it’s wrong, according to Foxconn, Terry Gou said nothing of the sort.  In a english newspaper within China called the China Daily, which can be read here, it says at the bottom that:

Gou said Foxconn is making preparations for iTV, Apple Inc’s rumored upcoming high-definition television, although development or manufacturing has yet to begin.  iTV reportedly features an aluminum construction, Siri, and FaceTime video calling  Foxconn’s recent 50-50 joint venture factory with Sharp in Japan is one of the preparations made for the new device, Gou added.

This is near the bottom of the article and reading it, it’s hard not to figure they are making Apple’s iTV.  The company came back, though, and according to TNW, said that Gou had “neither [confirmed] nor [speculated] about Foxconn’s involvement in the production of any product,” adding that it is company policy “not to comment on any customers or their products.”

With Apple’s policy on holding their cards to the chest until time of unveil, this could be Foxconn backpedaling trying to kill this rumor.  Seems likely in the situation, but non the less, I still can’t see what Apple can really bring to the world of TV’s, but that was said about the mobile platform years ago and look at us now.  What do you think?

Via »Fortune Tech

Via »TNW