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NewsPoster Aug 16, 2013 03:27 PM
Apple allegedly talking with Corning, Foxconn, G-Tech about TV set
Officials from Apple met with peers at Corning, Foxconn, and G-Tech Optoelectronics in the US about two weeks ago to talk about the production of a TV set, according to sources for Taiwan's <em>Economic Daily News</em>. Foxconn is reportedly asking Corning to share some data about Gorilla Glass with G-Tech, so that the latter can do surface treatments needed to produce the set. G-Tech is relatively unknown in the West, but was once rumored to be behind the anti-reflection glass for the 2012 iMac.<br /><br /><em>EDN</em> <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/292037==http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A//udn.com/NEWS/FINANCE/FIN3/8100115.shtml&hl=en&langpair=auto%7Cen&tbb=1&ie=Bi g5" rel='nofollow'>claims</a> that the set is scheduled to ship in the first half of 2014, in 55- and 60-inch models. Panels will reportedly be sourced from Sharp's plant in Sakai, Japan, but it's speculated that Foxconn may need to turn to Innolux meet Apple volume demands.<br />
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An Apple-branded TV set has been rumored on and off for years. Talk appears to have accelerated today however, particularly with whispers of a <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/292038==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/08/16/could.include.some.surprises/" rel='nofollow'>TV-related product</a> debuting in the near future, possibly as soon as November. Apple could in theory announce a TV this fall or early next year in preparation for a spring or summer launch, but it might also simply be planning to update the Apple TV set-top and/or its iTunes offerings.
 
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