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We wouldn’t bet the farm on those “Apple is building an HDTV” rumors just yet, but tonight the Wall Street Journal reports the company is still interested invading the living room in a real way, based on “vague” talks with media executives. That vision includes a TV that packs wireless streaming with AirPlay to deliver TV shows and movies as well as technology it’s developed to tie-in DVR storage and iCloud, but also focuses on personalized, synchronized access across other devices including phones and tablets. Naturally, voice and gesture recognition are mentioned, although the reports indicate Apple itself is staying cagey about what devices it’s working on and that it hasn’t tried to license content for any new products — yet. Getting media and telecommunications companies to play ball with any solution will be the key (just ask CBS why it turned down Apple once before) to making this all go — or at least beating efforts by Google and Microsoft to the punch — so there will likely be more boardroom leask before we find out exactly what hardware plans may be in store.
We’d already heard that Foxconn was looking to recoup some of the additional costs spurred on by wage increases by moving some production to Vietnam or Taiwan (as well as to a new facility in China’s Henan province), and it now looks like the company might be taking some additional measures as well. According to The Wall Street Journal, Foxconn (also known as Hon Hai) says it will discuss the “possibility” of raising product prices with its clients to further offset the wage increases — which, of course, were prompted by the recent spate of suicides at the manufacturing giant, and are set to go into effect this October. Details on those potential price increases are still light beyond that, however, with Foxconn only saying that they would “vary depending on the client and product.”
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