Supply Issues May Hinder Apple’s Plans for iTV

Jasmina Lozevska March 28, 2013 0

Earlier this year, it was announced that Apple’s iTV will be the biggest thing coming out this year, but the supply chain has other plans for Apple, and as it looks like this year’s debut of the iTV will be delayed. The problem is in the Ultra HD display chain which doesn’t look very promising for the company at the moment.

This report came from Asia and the reports from there aren’t very good and Apple will have difficult time to supply the HD display needs for their TV. Supposedly, the problem is in the 3840 x 2160 UHD display which is referred to as 4K UHD. The report indicates two barriers for Apple:

  1. The makers for this kind of display from Taiwan are already fully booked up with orders for 2013. This supply goes right to China TV producers.
  2. LG display – makers of the iPad and MakBook pro’s displays, it’s not yet clear if they are ready for this kind of high volume production this time of the year.

According to the report, if LG is ready to supply this kind of technology, Apple will be ready to release the iTV by the end of this year, but it’s for the best if it comes out in the beginning of 2014. This was predicted earlier by Peter Misek analyst from the Jeffries firm, who said he expects the event for the revealing of the iTV to happen in March and the product will hit the stores somewhere in September or early in October. After this note, he now believes the launching will happen next year as LG and Sharp are not ready and heaving some problems with their producing chain.


With the Apple’s focus on HD displays in the past few years, launching their iTV with a 4K it still on the table. According to the rumors, the TV will be controlled by motion and voice.

This isn’t the first time we hear about potential problems that Apple has. We can put this into the list of rumors, but maybe there is something true about this. If so, there is no doubt Apple will get through of it and the producing of the iTV will begin during the second half of 2013. Apple hasn’t commented on this by now, and I don’t think they will do that knowing how well they keep their secrets for new plans.

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