Quoting “industry sources,” a report on DigiTimes today reports that Apple and ViewSonic are poised to launch 17-inch widescreen LCD monitors by year-end or the first quarter of 2007. “LCD monitor vendors expect 17-inch widescreen monitors to replace entry-level and middle-range 15-inch and 17-inch LCD monitors in the future. The prices for 17-inch widescreen monitors will not necessarily be higher than 17-inch 4:3 models amid more efficient panel cutting by makers, according to the vendors.” [Link credit to MacNN]