Is An Apple TV Coming In 2014?

Tech giant Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) long-awaited and much discussed entry into the smart TV market is, well, still mere discussion today.

After releasing the most recent updates to its iPhone line of smartphones in September, Apple once again dominated the global tech storylines this week when it unveiled the most recent editions to its iPad line of tablets. And while each of these moves are net positives as Apple prepares to head into the holiday quarter that accounts for the greatest percentage of its annual sales, it still lacks a new product line to fuel the next wave of its growth.

Circling back to the TV discussion, many believe Apple has both a smart TV and a smartwatch in the works. And while we're starting to see smartwatches from other tech and apparel names hit the market, a smart television would be the greater revenue opportunity for Apple.

This week, one analyst firm made waves by making some very bold and very specific claims regarding Apple's television plans, saying, among other things, that it was no less than a year away. In this video, tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner discusses the rumors, and how investors should think about Apple TV's potential.

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  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 12:45 AM, Charismatron wrote:

    I'm an Apple fan and sometimes click on articles before checking their source. When a Motley Fool page opens I usually laugh out loud and click away.

    But tonight I thought I'd stop by and say, "Hi".

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  • Report this Comment On October 26, 2013, at 12:21 PM, CrazyDocAl wrote:

    Everything Apple sells it sells at a hefty markup. For example the Iphones cost Apple about 25% of the retail price. Too many other options available in a market that has very little profit margin.that have been in place for far too long.

    The only buyers will be the die hard Apple fans. Do they watch TV? Would they be willing to buy a new TV even if their's is only a couple years old and works fine? People do not replace TVs on the same two year plan as they do cell phones.

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