It seems like rumors involving Apple’s secret TV project are getting debunked almost as fast as they are surfacing these days.

Just yesterday we found out that the Cupertino company is not involved in talks to purchase Loewe, a German TV manufacturer. And now Foxconn has deflated a rumor that its CEO confirmed the existence of an Apple TV set…

In response to recent claims that Foxconn head CEO Terry Gou indicated that it was getting ready to start making Apple-branded TV sets, the Taiwanese manufacturer provided TheNextWeb with the following statement:

“Gou neither [confirmed] nor [speculated] about Foxconn’s involvement in the production of any product. It’s company policy not to comment on any customers or their products.

Foxconn is always prepared to meet the manufacturing needs of customers should they determine that they wish to work with Foxconn in the production of any of their products.

Any reports that Foxconn confirmed that it is preparing to produce a specific product for any customer are not accurate.”

While the statement doesn’t necessarily prove that Foxconn isn’t working on an Apple TV, it does remove Gou’s comments as evidence — something the ‘iTV’ theory has been lacking since its inception. There is literally 0 proof that such a product exists.

  • Heaven forbid a CEO make a non committed statement to spur hype and try to distract their shareholders from other morale/working condition type of concerns that would push their share price down.