Report: Apple in Talks with Broadband Providers for iTV Partnerships

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This obviously isn’t confirmed right now, but it’s reported that Apple is looking into partners for their rumored iTV.

The report comes from the Globe and Mail of Canada, and it’s said that the talks are with Rogers and Bell. Still, it’s safe to guess that if Apple is partnering with broadband providers in Canada, they may be talking to folks in the United States as well.

Here’s a portion of the report:

“They’re not closed to doing it with one [company] or doing it with two,” said one source who is familiar with the talks. “They’re looking for a partner. They’re looking for someone with wireless and broadband capabilities.”

Another source who spoke anonymously says that Rogers and Bell already have the iTV in their labs. Still, that’s just an unnamed source and it’s difficult to confirm the validity of that claim. However, as would be expected, all three companies declined comment on the matter. Apple has never been one to share information with the press. We don’t know about the other two, but they probably don’t want to ruin any potential partnerships with Apple if any of this is true.

Apple’s rumored HDTV is said to make use of Siri, the voice recognition software that’s built into the iPhone 4S. Just this morning we learned that the iPhone 4S is so popular that Siri accounts for a quarter of Wolfram Alpha searches.

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