Apple who are set to enter the flat screen TV market next year is considering making all their iMac PCs TV compatible, an analyst predicts.Key to the new capability will be the release of new Apple TV software that will work across multiple Apple devices. Jobs told biographer Walter Isaacson that he had “finally cracked it” and come with with a TV “with the simplest user interface you could ever imagine.”
Brian Blair of Wedge Partners said recently that Apple will bring the Apple TV software to new all-in-one computers in mid 2012 weeks before launching a their HD TV offering.
He said: “We think this makes sense because while we typically think about the newest TVs hanging on the wall in large form factors.
“Apple could effectively start with what they already have on the manufacturing line and slowly push their offering from 27 inches and scale up from there to 32 inches and then move on to the 42, 50 and 55 inch market.”
Recently SmartHouse reported that Apple wiill launch a new range of HD TVs in 2012 with the integrated software Siri compatible. This will allow users to talk to their TV as oppose to using a remote control.