A recent report issued by foxconn notes that the company is is currently working with Apple to test several design for iTV on the size of 46 to 55 inches. However, there’s evidence that the iTv is in the initial phase of testing iTV. In addition, it is unlikely that shipments will begin by the end of 2013.
Hon Hai, the world’s largest contract electronics maker, has declined to respond to the reports, saying that it never comments on specific business deals with any single client.
However, the Hon Hai source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the initial phase of tests on the TVs has kicked off.
Nevertheless, the source said it is unlikely that shipments of the appliances will begin as soon as the end of next year.
Source familiar to the matter claims that Apple is planning to show new TV products at CES next month in Las Vegas but it seems difficult given that apple has never presented a new product during CES events.
Moreover, the report states that have been used screens from 46-55 inches, this allows Apple to be able to decide one or more suppliers for the production of LCD panels to be used on televisions. Foxconn has been working closely with Sharp and has made an investment in a Sharp LCD plant, but according to the rumor, it is unlikely that the Sharp panels will be used to Apple iTV. (via Patently Apple)