Best Buy survey references 42-inch Apple HDTV

Mon, Feb 6, 2012

News, Rumors

In an effort to obtain customer feedback about potential new products, Best Buy sent out a survey to customers wherein the retailing giant makes reference to a 42-inch Apple HDTV.

The big box wants to know how you feel about it based on some proposed promotional verbiage which boasts that “Apple finally reinvents what a TV can do,” saying that it’ll run iOS, support iCloud, be controllable from an iPhone or iPad, and have access to Netflix, YouTube, and Flickr — in other words, it’s an Apple TV wrapped in an actual television set, exactly as you’d expect.

Slightly stranger, though, is that Best Buy says it’ll have an “iSight” camera — a brand Apple hasn’t actively used in some time for its webcams — and that it’ll be ready for Skype, which probably isn’t the way Cupertino would want to position the TV’s video call capabilities with FaceTime on deck. Best Buy pegs the set at 42 inches and slaps a $1,499 price tag on it, a fairly hefty premium over models from top tier manufacturers in the same size class; even many 46-inch models retail for less.

via The Verge


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