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The whispers around a new Apple TV continue. In a new report this week, an analyst claims that an LCD screen giant is gearing up to start producing the displays for the unicorn device in February next year, just in time for summer.

Jeffries analyst Peter Misek says that Sharp is currently retooling a factory in Sakai, Japan to produce TFT-LCD displays for the new Apple TV (or iTV, as one might assume it’ll be called). If commercial production begins in February, as Misek claims, that means a new Apple TV could be with us by the middle of next year – when Apple typically hosts its WWDC conference, and just before the Olympics, a prime TV selling time for the industry.

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As ever, it’s worth stressing that Apple analysts get things famously wrong: they’re sometimes misinformed, and not one accurately predicted how many iPads it would sell in a year. But with even the New York Times claiming a new Apple TV flatscreen is a dead cert, there could be something to it: stay tuned.

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