While the TV industry (and fanboys) waits to see when, and if, Apple decides to finally launch a long-rumored television, an analyst is predicting that TV functionality may wind up in Apple's computers first.According to AppleInsider, Wedge Partners' Brian Blair is forecasting that before an Apple HDTV is unveiled, its ecosystem -- Apple TV software and iCloud access -- could be built into new iMacs, which Blair believes will be redesigned for the first half of 2012.
Sean Portnoy covers HDTVs, Blu-ray, home theater equipment, and anything else that turns the living room into your media center.
Sean Portnoy is a former executive editor at Computer Shopper magazine and editor at CNET Networks.
A new survey shows why so many people are snapping up HDTVs for the holidays. Sony's first TV Intimacy Poll finds that a majority of Americans are dissatisfied with their current sets.
Companies used to spend all their energy trying to prevent their Black Friday ads from leaking. Now they're getting creative in dropping last-minute saving surprises on us.
Best Buy enjoys being sneaky with its Black Friday ads, waiting to serve up part two after you've had time to digest the leaking of the first part of the advertisement. This year is no different, as the electronics retailer has released the second half of its Black Friday sales, including several more HDTV specials.
As we approach Black Friday, the final ads are being leaked, with a few more TV deals for you to consider. The big guys -- including Best Buy and Walmart -- have already seen their ads released, and now it's time for other retailers to join the fray.
Sears might not be the first name you think of when it comes to buying an HDTV, but it does offer plenty of them at its stores. Accordingly, its just-revealed Black Friday ad has a number of TV deals, though you may find yourself being less than impressed with some of the specials.
There'll be no mystery about Black Friday deals this year. Following the release of the Walmart Black Friday ad earlier in the week, we've now been given access to Best Buy and Target's circulars.
Rather than suffering the usual embarrassing leak, Walmart has decided to release its Black Friday ad early, giving shoppers plenty of time to prepare for a post-Thanksgiving shopping spree. As usual, the retailing giant has a number of HDTV deals among its sale items.
Retailers seem to have finally caught up with the mania that is Black Friday, and are trying to get out in front of this year's shopping festivities and the inevitable online leaking of ads and deals. Walmart, for one, is already doing pre-Black Friday weekend deals at its brick-and-mortar stores, as well as offering online specials throughout the month.
All signs point to the cryptic comment recorded in the new Steve Jobs bio -- that he "finally cracked" the right way to create an Apple television -- referring to Siri as the key to a super-simple living room experience. The New York Times surmises that a voice-controlled TV is in Apple's future, with potentially revolutionary ramifications.