Apple has been rumoured to be making a TV set for years now. The company's co-founder Steve Jobs told biographer Walter Isaacson shortly before he died that the firm had finally "cracked" the interface. Since then, we've heard plenty of rumours, but nothing concrete. In fact, the rumours died down a couple of years ago. But now they're set to ignite again.
That's because Foxconn – which manufactures Apple's devices in China – is considering opening a display-making plant in the US, with Apple one possible investor.
The $7 billion plant would produce "larger display panels", according to Foxconn chairman Terry Gou. Larger displays which could be ideal for TV sets, for example.
However, there's no mention on how big these screens would be. There's a chance that it could just make the displays for Apple's iMac desktop computers, which go up to 27 inches in size. It could even just be for larger iPhones, if Apple looks to enlarge its handset beyond its current 5.5-inch size.
According to Nasdaq, there's little profit to be made by producing a TV set, so it reckons Apple won't make its own gogglebox. The firm already makes a streaming box called the Apple TV, and is rumoured to be readying a TV streaming service (which has been held up because of contract negotiations with broadcasters in the US). So TV is obviously an area of interest for the company.
But will it ever make its own TV? We'll have to wait and see...