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Apple Inc. (AAPL) Data Points To An iTV

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Over the past few months, we have discussed the potential (find out just how much here) for an Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) television time and time again. This is something a growing number of people are interested in. This holds true both for consumers who are interested in buying one of these televisions, as well as investors who feel that Cupertino needs to do something to take its “game” to the next level.

Apple Inc (AAPL)At this point, Apple is being quiet when it comes to the potential for a television from the company. While there are many rumors floating around, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is playing things close to its vest.

Like many, you may have an opinion as to why Apple is not pushing a television to market at this point. Do you think this has something to do with the price? If so, you are not alone. That being said, it appears that the cost of manufacturing televisions is on the way down.

With costs declining, this could pave the way for an Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) television in the near future.

Digitimes recently reported on this, showing that the cost of manufacturing televisions is declining.

Here is a brief excerpt from the piece:

“Pricing for TV panels sized 32-inch has dropped below US$100 recently due to an imbalance in the TV supply chain, according to industry sources.

The sources said because the TV market has entered a slow season and TV vendors are conservative about TV sales in the China market due to panel makers bumping up production, pricing for 32-inch panels has dropped.”

Would this have any impact on Apple? At this point, it hard to say. On one side of things, it is difficult to imagine a situation in which Cupertino would roll out a television 32 inches or smaller. On the other side of things, the production of larger units will not hold the company back from making a profit.

Here is more from the article:

“However, panel makers in Taiwan have reportedly dropped their pricing for the panels to around US$92 to stay competitive in the 32-inch TV panel segment as the makers are largely focusing on 39- and 50-inch TV panel production.”

This data from Digitimes is not directly related to Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) or its willingness to release a television. That being said, if the cost of manufacturing comes down it could be the push Cupertino needs.

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