Surprise! According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is working with Sharp and Foxconn to test designs for a new TV.
The Journal claims the tests are taking place at Sharp's Sakai plant in western Japan—one of the most advanced LCD facilities in the world—which is capable of producing sets over 60 inches in size and already spits out devices for Vizio. Details of the tests in question are, however, predictably scant.
While Wall Street Journal rumors tend to be fairly reliable, there's little detail in this article to actually be proved correct. In fact, it goes as far as quoting a source as saying that the TV "isn't a formal project yet".
No shit. Of course Apple is testing TV designs and of course it isn't a formal project yet. Rumors have swirled for an absolute age about the future existence of an Apple TV and, and Tim Cook mentioned just last week that TV was an area of "intense interest."