Is Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) reconsidering the long-rumored iTV? A supply chain rumor reported by the Taipei, Taiwan-based DigiTimes suggests that Apple is in talks with panel maker LG Display (NYSE:LPL). Industry sources told the publication Apple is interested in purchasing 55-inch and 65-inch Utra High-Definition television panels.
However, the sources also told DigiTimes, “Apple is still testing the technology and has yet to finalize its orders with LG.” The report also cites other rumors that suggest Apple is considering Sharp (SHCAY.PK) as an Ultra HD television panel supplier.
Ultra HD is a specialized type of TV display that has a 3840 x 2160 resolution and requires a particular manufacturing process. Ultra HD TV panels are also referred to as 4K resolution panels. Though most of the manufacturers of this type of display are based in Taiwan, LG Display is a South Korea-based company.