Apple iTV rumours have been rampant from a long time, but 2013 is being predicted as the year which will see Apple’s possible move into the TV space. Most rumours predict a 2013 Apple iTV release date, but strong hints came in December 2012 when Tim Cook, stated that switching on the old TV set at homes is like going decades back in time and thus the television segment was of intense interest to the company.
This statement set the ball rolling with several kinds of predictions on the Apple iTV release, with most analysts agreeing on November 2013 as the most likely launch time. Apple iTV 2013 release appears more or less certain given the fact that the Wall Street Journal has confirmed news about advanced stages of testing being conducted by Apple.
Coming to the Apple iTV features, an A7 processor and 1080p video have been predicated. Apple iTV rumours also point towards 32-inch and 55-inch models with a 16:9 aspect ratio having the Iconic Retinas Display that was introduced in iPad 3. Apple iTV is most likely to run on iOS operating system that has been greatly improved in the last year. iTV will probably have link up with iCloud and Airplay, however integrating the apps ecosystem of Apple with iTV may prove a bit difficult.
Rumour mills also hint towards Apple TV with Siri voice controls. According to the reports of CultofMac, Apple can also include a game console with Kinect-like gesture controls, which would remove the need for a traditional remote control.
Although Apple iTV is expected to get content from iTunes and iCloud, but it is likely that the TV will be similar to current TV broadcasters. Rumours have that cable TV subscription and decoder will be need as Apple doesn’t have enough content.
Moving to the Apple iTV price, there are numerous ambiguities but Gene Munster, Apple Tipster had indicated that the Apple iTV price tag could range between $1500 (£954) and $2000 (£1272).
Given the host of powerful features combined with a brilliant pricing strategy the Apple iTV is sure to be a runaway success. Millions across the globe are awaiting an official confirmation that shall lay to rest the series of rumors floating around regarding the Apple iTV release.