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50-inch Apple Monitor In Early 2007?

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Now that the "when are MacBook Pros going Core 2 Duo" question is solved, let's move on to an even larger rumor: a 50-inch Apple monitor.


A source tells someone's cousin who told her guitar instructor that a monitor refresh is coming in 2007, most likely being tied to Apple's iTV. Why sell just the computer, the router, and the video streamer when you can sell the TV/monitor too?


Another bit of iPhone news comes from an employee saying Apple's placed a hiring freeze, preemptively making room for the big rush of telecom managers it plans to hire for the launch.

Our rumor likelihood meter scores the hiring freeze/iPhone launch as an 8, and the 50-inch monitor as a 2.

iPhone in January? And 50-inch Apple monitor [MacsimumNews]

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Lots of naysaying, but the 50-inch model could be a shrewd move. Everyone here seems to be deriding it as being extremely overpriced for no additional value. That's a bit of jumping to conclusions in my opinion.

What if Apple releases a 50-inch screen that incorporates iTV. What if you get a 50-inch media monster? Basically iTunes for Television with lots of input ports and DVR functionality? An entire entertainment center in one piece of flat-panel goodness...

What if they don't release a 50-inch monitor, but a 50-inch paradigm shift?

Now I'm not saying Apple WILL do this, but it is the kind of market move Jobs likes — and we know Apple is already working on to crack into video. Maybe they'll give us the next killer app/appliance rather than just another big screen.