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Best Buy outs details of Apple iTV

Apple iTV

It appears Best Buy has let slip details of Apple's much-rumoured iTV, which looks likely to be a 42in LCD/LED HDTV with a price tag of $1499 (£947).

Several websites are reporting this morning that a Best Buy customer survey sent out in the US mentions the "Apple HDTV".

The retailer asks its customers what they feel about the proposed Apple TV, which its says will run iOS, support iCloud, be controllable via an iPhone or iPad, and have access to Netflix, YouTube and Flickr. There will be support for downloading and using apps on the set too.

Best Buy also claims it will have an iSight camera for Skype video calling, which seems odd given that Apple uses its own FaceTime on other devices.

Equally surprisingly, there's no mention of AirPlay or Siri voice control, as found on the iPhone 4S.

How true are the details? Well The Verge has been able to verify that the customer survey does exist, and is administered by a Norwegian research firm called Confirmit, known to be a Best Buy client.

However, we don't expect a public announcement from Apple confirming the details just yet.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.