Apple TV set rumor resurfaces as iPad lineup is refreshed

Reports that Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) will manufacture and sell a TV set will not die. The latest comes from Tokyo-based Masahiko Ishino, an analyst at Advanced Research Japan Co., who says he expects Apple to start selling ultra-HD TV sets in late 2014.

The sets will probably feature 55-inch and 65-inch frameless designs, Ishino told Bloomberg News. He also told the Wall Street Journal the sets would probably sell for $1,500 to $2,500.

For years, Apple has elicited expectations that it would push deeper into the TV market. It already sells a popular streaming video device--the Apple TV--and digital movies and TV shows through its iTunes store. But it has disappointed expectations of an Apple TV set.

Those hopes were again left unmet Tuesday when Apple announced new versions of iPad, MacBook and MacBook Pro devices at an event in San Francisco--but no plans for an Apple TV set.

For more:
Bloomberg News had this report
- the Wall Street Journal had this report
CNET had this report

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