If a few days ago our colleague Eugenio told us in an article how Foxconn’s CEO, Terry Gou, dropped an explosive bomb when he confirmed that they were in the process of producing an Apple TV, now it is the company, in the mouth of its spokespersons, that dismisses the words of its president, describing them as imprecise and without foundation.
Spring arrives and the good weather and rumours flourish. Or so it seems, because if a few days ago we were surprised by the words of Foxconn’s CEO, Terry Gou, in which he stated that the company was preparing to start producing Apple’s intelligent television , or also informally called iTV, now comes, as is often the case in these cases, the consequent denial. In it, the company states that they are not preparing any new product for the brand based in Cupertino, while at the same time describing the words of its president as imprecise.
According to a statement by Foxconn:
Gou’s statements, according to the company, did not mean what has appeared in the specialized media, but this.
This reaction comes when speculations about the new product started to grow like a snowball . These included integration with Siri, the ability to use Face Time for video conferencing, the finish on high quality materials such as aluminium, the minimal frame and its resemblance to the screens now manufactured by Apple.
We have to take into account that the factories of Foxconn produce 40% of the world’s electronic devices and therefore their top managers may have some access to the future product plans of the most valuable electronics brands, such as Apple, Sony, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, etc. Because of their large portfolio of well-known and important clients, they have to be very careful about leaks and claims that are made in order not to undermine the trust of their business partners.
We’re back to where we started, without a pronouncement, officer. However, I see the statements more as a blunder by the senior executive of Foxconn , which the company has tried to correct quickly, especially if we see how Steve Jobs, in the biography written by Walter Isaacson, tells how he had among his goals the creation of a television with the logo of the bitten apple. Therefore, something we know will happen, sooner rather than later and rumors will end up coming to the fore as they always do. The only thing left to know is when.
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