Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/06/retailer_best_buy_seeks_consumer_feedback_on_apple_tv/

Apple TV surfaces on Best Buy

Spec leak - or fishing expedition?

By Tony Smith

Posted in Hardware, 6th February 2012 11:37 GMT

US electronics retailer Best Buy has begun asking punters if they'd be interested coughing up $1499 for a 42in HD TV from Apple.

A customer survey form reprinted by the Verge pitches the notion of a 42in, 1080p LED-backlit telly running iOS. The telly, the form suggests, might provide access to iTunes downloads and rentals, and run apps from there too.

Best Buy Apple HDTV survey

Source: Verge

It would have an integrated webcam for Skype, and Apple's iCloud would provide an online content locker.

The device could be controlled by any iDevice.

There's nothing here to suggest that Best Buy knows anything World+Dog doesn't. The retailer appears to be trying to get a handle on what demand there might be for such a product.

Best Buy's spec is essentially nothing more than a regular telly with an Apple TV set-top box built in. The notion of a webcam hasn't come up in Apple telly rumours before, but it's not without precedent. Nothing in the Best Buy description could be hyped up as revolutionary.