logo
  Join        Login             Stock Quote

Apple TV? Maybe not for a while

Friday, May 4, 2012 5:57 PM


CUPERTINO, Calif., May 4 (UPI) -- People eagerly awaiting an Internet-connected TV set from Apple may have to wait a bit more, a prominent industry analyst says.

Sources "do not indicate any looming TV-related product launch," with most citing unfavorable economic conditions causing a wait-and-see attitude on Apple's part, JP Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz said.

"Strained economics" being experienced by the TV industry are likely giving Apple concerns, despite the fact several television manufacturers have offered Apple a number of "suitable" platforms for a connected TV set, Moskowitz said.

"We are not sure that the Apple premium could prevail in the TV market, unless there is a radical change of the user interface, integration of the TV programming and data content, and use of gesture or voice control," the analyst said in an industry note obtained by AppleInsider.

Apple has apparently decided to adopt a slower, more evolutionary approach to breaking into the home entertainment market, TG Daily said.

However, Apple would likely be the one company capable of "radically altering the TV landscape" if it chose to, Moskowitz said.

"We believe Apple can design a smarter set top box to manage all components behind the end user's TV experience, as well as eliminate the oft-cumbersome user interface provided by the cable and satellite operators," he said.

(Source: UPI )
(Source: Quotemedia)

Advertisement
Advertisement



Fundamental data is provided by Zacks Investment Research, and Commentary, news and Press Releases provided by YellowBrix and Quotemedia.
All information provided "as is" for informational purposes only, not intended for trading purposes or advice. iStockAnalyst.com is not an investment adviser and does not provide, endorse or review any information or data contained herein.
The blog articles are opinions by respective blogger. By using this site you are agreeing to terms and conditions posted on respective bloggers' website.
The postings/comments on the site may or may not be from reliable sources. Neither iStockAnalyst nor any of its independent providers is liable for any informational errors, incompleteness, or delays, or for any actions taken in reliance on information contained herein. You are solely responsible for the investment decisions made by you and the consequences resulting therefrom. By accessing the iStockAnalyst.com site, you agree not to redistribute the information found therein.
The sector scan is based on 15-30 minutes delayed data. The Pattern scan is based on EOD data.