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Bryan M. Wolfe
| May 3, 2012
Report: No Apple Television Until 2014, But Count On iPay And iCarrier
Are you in desperate need for a new television? Hoping this is the year Apple will finally reveal their long-rumored iTV? Think again. ZDNet is reporting that Apple will wait until 2014 to release their television set. Still, that doesn't mean Apple is sitting around doing nothing. According to J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz, Apple won’t release an iTV for two years because they are still seeking to lineup contracts with major Hollywood studios. In addition, economic conditions do not indicate “any looming TV-related product launch.” Calling the television market one on shaky ground, Moskowitz concludes Apple will take their time and not rush into a competitive market.
Apple needs “a radical change of the user interface, integration of the TV programming and data content, and use of gesture or voice control,” Moskowitz noted.Instead of an iTV, Apple will spend the next year or two developing two less-exciting, but new products. According to Moskowitz, “iPay” and “iCarrier” are likely to arrive this year or next.