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| February 7, 2012
Potential 'iTV' Partnership Already In The Works With Major Carriers; 'iTV' Already Being Tested?
Just a week after we reported that Apple was looking for display components from major suppliers, two new rumors have just come up. Apparently Apple is now in talks with both Verizon and AT&T to provide access to exclusive and non-exclusive programs for its rumored upcoming television. “Lower margins and higher risks” is what is keeping Apple away from creating its own content according to Jefferies & Co. analyst, Peter Misek. Apart from these potential partnerships, another very interesting story also just came up: Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail, claims that Canadian telecommunication giants, Rogers and Bell already have their hands on prototypes of the "iTV" in their labs. When asked about this, the companies declined to comment. The paper states that Apple is looking to partner with Canadian carries after being unable to reach a deal in the U.S. Of course, both stories are pure speculation, but we will keep you posted if anything new develops. Source: BGR and The Verge