Apple iTV will debut in fourth quarter, analyst says

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In today's spotlight, FierceOnlineVideo editor Jim O'Neill takes a look at persistent rumors that Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) is developing a connected TV. Jefferies analyst Peter Misek has revived speculation about an Apple iTV, telling clients in a research note that he expects Apple to manufacture up to five million TVs this year. "Evidence of commercial iTV production is starting: We believe specialty components have begun to ship to Apple's Asia panel suppliers with polarized films, filters, and IGZO components starting to move in small quantities. We expect commercial production in May/June with 2M to 5M builds likely. We still expect a CQ4 launch," Misek said. Read more...

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