Apple TV to come in 32- and 37-inch sizes

A new report sheds some new light on the upcoming Apple TV, and apparently it'll come in 32- and 37-inch sizes.

More news on Apple's much-rumoured forthcoming standalone TV set: it'll come in 32- and 37-inch sizes, according to a report on Digitimes, and will launch sometime between April and September next year.

The size is presumably to keep the price down, because if it comes packing all the abilities we're expecting, including Siri for voice control, it should make other TVs look like something from The Flintstones.

The 'iTV' name is still sticking in this report too, though we can't see it ourselves, at least not for the UK. Apple changed the name of its  Apple TV set-top box from iTV.

"The supply chain of Apple will start preparing materials for iTV sets in the first quarter of 2012 in order to meet Apple's schedule to launch the new display products in the second or third quarter of 2012, according to industry sources," reads the report.

"The displays of the new iTV sets will focus on 32- and 37-inch sizes initially, noted sources in the supply chain." That 'initially' speaks volumes, as Apple would be a fool not to launch larger sets to cater for the home cinema market. Those boys aren't shy of spending a couple of quid.

Word of the standalone set leaked in October , after Steve Jobs told his biographer Walter Isaacson he wanted to do for TV sets what he'd done for computers. He wanted to "create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use. It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud."

Jobs told Isaacson: "It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it."

Other rumours include it'll have Siri on-board for voice-activated channel changing , and Kinect-style motion controls. For more, check out our complete guide .

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