Rumor: ‘iTV’ Launching at WWDC

Based on what we have learned from rumors and speculation up to this point, this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) could be the most exciting yet. It’s practically a given that Apple will unveil its latest iOS 6 software for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad at WWDC 2012, while we’ve also heard that Apple will update nearly its entire lineup of Macs at the event. As if that wasn’t enough, BGR relays a note sent by Jefferies & Company analyst Peter Misek on Wednesday to clients that suggests “Apple may surprise show goers next week by pulling back the curtain on its television set.”

In a note to clients on Wednesday, Jefferies & Company analyst Peter Misek wrote that Apple may surprise show goers next week by pulling back the curtain on its television set. The analyst also claims that companies including AT&T, Verizon, Rogers, Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom are already testing Apple’s HDTV in their labs. BGR reported late last month that Apple may unveil a new TV user interface tied to its Apple TV set-top box at WWDC, however a physical TV announcement was not expected by our source.

We previously heard from BGR that Apple is prepared to show off its brand new iTV-compatible Apple TV software at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference next week. We also heard that Apple might be working on a 55-inch A6-powered television set that could feature Siri and FaceTime integration. Tim Cook has promised to blow our minds in 2012, so we’ll just have to wait and see what Apple has in store for us in the coming weeks and months. With new Macs, iOS 6, OS X Mountain Lion, and potentially a new iPad and iPhone also on the horizon, it should be a very exciting second half of the year.

[BGR]

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