Ready for your unsubstantiated rumor of the day? China Daily has been talking to Terry Gou, chief of Foxconn, and apparently the plant is gearing up for the Apple Television/iTV/AppleHDTV/whatever-we’re-calling-this-thing. According to the report:
Gou said Foxconn is making preparations for iTV, Apple Inc’s rumored upcoming high-definition television, although development or manufacturing has yet to begin.
iTV reportedly features an aluminum construction, Siri, and FaceTime video calling
Foxconn’s recent 50-50 joint venture factory with Sharp in Japan is one of the preparations made for the new device, Gou added.
Call me a cynic, but that doesn’t sound like the sort of thing a high-level executive should be blurting out, especially given Apple’s notorious secrecy measures. I remain skeptical without heavier evidence than this.
[HowToArena, via MacRumors]