Apple Big-Screen TV Is Coming, Says Andreessen, Suppliers

Apple reportedly is testing several designs for a big-screen television, and Silicon Valley VC luminary Marc Andreessen says we’ll see a TV from Cupertino by 2015.

“It’s one of those poorly kept Valley secrets,” Andreessen said Wednesday at the DealBook conference.

This adds to the flurry of speculation, rumor and innuendo surrounding the greatest product Apple still hasn’t announced. Andreessen conceded that he doesn’t have any direct inside knowledge of the project and admitted Apple is notoriously tight-lipped about its plans, but according to Business Insider he said, “rumors about an Apple TV are strong” and we’ll see something next year. Or in 2014. Or possibly 2015.

We’ve all been hearing about Apple’s Next Big Thing for more than a year, and Andreessen’s comments should be taken with a grain of salt. But Andreessen knows a thing or six about what’s happening in Silicon Valley, and his comments are bolstered by a Wall Street Journal report that cites two unnamed executives at Apple suppliers who said Apple has been testing designs for a hi-def big-screen TV.

Read the complete article at Wired.