Apple TV set unlikely to happen in 2012 according to industry sources

According to a report by randomly accurate tech news site Digitimes, it appears highly unlikely that Apple will be releasing its rumored integrated Apple TV set in the second quarter of 2012. Industry sources claim that Sharp is not in a position to ship the IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) panels that Apple need.

Apple reportedly has sought to source IGZO panels from Sharp for the production of iTVs as Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, which unveiled their 55-inch Super OLED and AMOLED TV models, respectively, at CES, both have regarded OLED TVs are their killer products for 2012, and therefore the two Korea-based companies are unlikely to share OLED panel production capacities with Apple.

Digitimes claims that Sharp are able to produce 32, 46 and even 55-inch panels at the moment however yield rates are still the major concern.

Source: Digitimes


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