Weekly Poll: Will Apple Release a Television in 2012?

“It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it.”
– Steve Jobs

According to Walter Isaacson, these words were spoken by Steve Jobs regarding a new television that Apple is working on (reportedly not a set-top box like the Apple TV but a real television). Over the past couple of months the rumor mill has been overflowing with speculation and supposed proof surrounding this mysterious device.

The only thing that we know for certain at this point is that we currently have no way of knowing which rumors are true, which are pure fabrication and which are somewhere in between.

One of the most interesting points of speculation surrounding the Apple television (iTV?) is the timeline. Some say that the device is something that Apple is planning for the distant future, perhaps when the cost of displays comes down. Others see a 2012 release as imminent.

What do you think? Is this thing real? If so, will we get our hands on it in 2012? Cast your vote in the poll and explain your answer in the comment section below.


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  • Apple has to be bold. Competition in the tablet and phone markets are resulting in smaller upgrades in those areas so it just makes sense that they will try to reinvent the television. With those choices, someone is going to be correct.

  • No, television is dead. The future is streaming content, with a flat subscription. And when you already have Macs and iPads that can play the video, why would you want a dedicated device?

    I could see Apple, for the time being anyway, releasing a new Apple TV that functions as a game console. It could run iOS apps, while letting you use iPhones/iPods as controllers.

  • Hopefully. That would give the world it’s first proper TV in terms of design, GUI consitency, functionality, ease of use, et cetera..