• Job Opening at Apple Raises Suspicions About New Connected TV Line

    On February 3rd, MMi covered Piper Jaffray's provocative report suggesting that Apple may finally be gearing up to introduce an entirely new product as soon as 2012. Analyst Gene Munster said Apple will likely use its recent $3.9 billion in component investments to develop large screen displays, probably for a connected Apple television set of at least 50-inches.

    While the notoriously hush-hush operations at Apple prevent the company from specifically outlining that which it has up its sleeve, a new job posting on the official Apple website may indirectly confirm that which Apple isn't admitting. Directly referring to "standalone displays" in the job description, Apple is looking for someone to fill this particular position:

    This is an excellent opportunity to work on the forefront of new power management designs and technologies with the exemplary company consistently bringing innovations in the industry. In this position, you will be part of pride developing innovative designs, which are implemented in products used by millions of people. The position primarily involves high-density offline power supply’s development for Apple’s next generation Macintosh platforms spanning from notebook computers, desktop computers, servers, standalone displays and Apple TV.
    The suspicion behind Apple's latent admission of a forthcoming television product is rooted in Apple's separation of ”Apple TV” from “standalone displays.” If true, the forthcoming offering will confirm the lucrative prognostications of Mr. Munster, who said only a few weeks ago that "while Apple's commitment to the living room remains a 'hobby,' we continue to believe the company will enter the TV market with a full focus, as an all-in-one Apple television could move the needle when connected TVs proliferate."

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