A report issued by Global Equities Research's Trip Chowdhry claims that Apple is planning to launch 3 HDTV models in the mainstream market by March 2012. We've heard that Apple won't be releasing a new model of Apple TV, rather it intends on bringing HDTVs in the market.
He said his "converged view" of data from various developers is "probably" 75 percent accurate, and that it will "probably" be launched in March of 2012, with developer sessions at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June.It is being said that Apple will release 3 HDTV models which would cater to 3 different price points. It has also been said that these Apple HDTVs will come with 16 surround sound speakers in order to give complete surround sound experience.
However, this source should be dealt with skepticism as Chowdhry had claimed in 2010 that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer would speak at WWDC 2010, a claim which was denied by Microsoft and never came to pass. However, regardless of that we've been hearing chatter about possible Apple TV sets.
We'll update you more on this as we hear more.