Is 2012 the year of the Apple TV? Maybe.
If you believe the word of a former Apple employee, the long-rumored Apple television screen already exists and it's sitting in the office of Apple's lead designer Jony Ive.
The former employee told the USA Today's Scott Martin that the recently knighted design guru has a
"a slick 50" TV" sitting in his studio at Apple's Cupertino headquarters.
But despite the report the television is not set to make its debut, according to the employee.
Apple has reportedly had trouble securing content deals to be able to bring "first-tier TV network programs for an à la carte iTunes TV service."
The television that is expected to eventually hit the market is rumored to be a 42-inch screen with some form of the current AppleTV module built in.