Although Apple has publicly denied interest in such markets, investment bank Piper Jaffray said Thursday it expects the company to introduce a networked television in the next two years and update its Apple TV set-top-box with DVR capabilities by year’s end.
“We expect Apple to design a connected television over the next two years (launching in 2011) with DVR functionality built in,” analyst Gene Munster wrote in a lengthy research report on Thursday. “These recorded shows could then sync with Macs, iPhones and iPods over a wireless network.”
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