Most of the mac web ran stories yesterday based on the rumour coming out of Digitimes that Apple was planning on releasing a 4K UHD TV set either later this year or early next year. Needless to say this set the rumour mill into a tizzy. I don’t know whether this will be true or not, Apple may well release a 4K TV set, although I doubt it. Why? Apple generally doesn’t adopt technologies that aren’t mature, and 4K tv is far from mature. I know you’re probably thinking, but what about the iPad, iPhone etc? The innovations in the products might have been new, and the combination of technology might have been new, but they were all based on technologies Apple could mass market. You can’t mass market 4K. Not yet. So the way I see it, 4K tv will be like blu-ray as far as Apple is concerned. There just isn’t a big enough market for 4K yet Apple to go down that route. Sure I could be wrong, but based on Apple’s moves in the past, it really seems unlikely.
The one thing I am sure of though is that people really should stop giving so much weight to Digitimes rumours. They’re constantly throwing Apple related tid-bits against the wall in the hope that some of them stick. I’m sure someone will be happy to point out the few occasions when they’ve been right, but you know the old phrase, a stopped clock is right twice a day.