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Report: Apple to acquire German TV manufacturer

Report: Apple to acquire German TV manufacturer

Tue 15 May 2012 1:51pm GMT / 9:51am EDT / 6:51am PDT
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Company offering $122 million for Loewe AG, decision by Friday

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Apple could be just days away from announcing the acquisition of Loewe AG, a German television manufacturer.

Negotiations are still ongoing, reported AppleInsider, with Loewe "advised by its financial advisor to accept the offer and a final decision is scheduled to be announced internally before 18 May 2012."

Apple is rumoured to have offered $112 million, or €87.3 million, in the deal.

Whispers of Apple entering the HDTV market have been circulating for some time. TGDailyreported that at a press conference this week Foxconn CEO Terry Gou revealed the factory complex was preparing to produce the Apple HDTV, though "development [and] manufacturing have yet to begin."

9 Comments

Kevin Patterson
musician

181 93 0.5
As long as the Apple TV's aren't twice the price of a regular high end LCD/LED it could be successful. Apple's prices on computers and monitors are so high that only the rich and Apple faithful buy them.

Posted:A year ago

#1
Apple in a box, what are the chances it will be called iTV

Posted:A year ago

#2

Dominic Jakube
Student

92 13 0.1
Problem there is theres allready a well established company called ITV.Here in Australia all those German TV companies like Metz,Grundig and Loewe all disapeared about the time CRT's did and the Japanese and Koreans completly took over.

Posted:A year ago

#3
alternatively IBOX can appear to suggest its more than just a apple TV, console, media centre etc...

Posted:A year ago

#4

Greg Knight
Freelance Programmer

50 41 0.8
Loewe are a boutique telly company, be interesting to see how they scale up to shipping the levels of Apple products.

Posted:A year ago

#5

Felix Leyendecker
Senior 3D Artist

184 196 1.1
They are also a very high-end brand, their devices are ludicrously expensive.
Is there any rumor saying what apple want to do with this TV? I mean, something they couldn't do with the appleTV aready?

Posted:A year ago

#6

Tameem Antoniades
Creative Director & Co-founder

197 164 0.8
Its going to be a giant ipad you can wave your arms and shout at no?

Posted:A year ago

#7

Greg Wilcox
Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

1,993 902 0.5
@Taneem: Especially when it doesn't work once the cloud goes down.

I don't want a TV I can't use when something screws up the delivery system. At least I can pop in a DVD or play a disc/cart-based game when my cable goes out during a storm here (or has some other goofy issues as it does at least twice a year)...

Posted:A year ago

#8
Could be a GIant pinpong bat for Boris's wiff waff

Posted:A year ago

#9

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