In a note to clients — as reported by “AppleInsider” ( — Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White thinks Apple will announce its own HDTV (the rumored “iTV”) 2-6 months before it goes on sale.

Why? To give developers head-start to create software for the television before it becomes available for consumers to purchase.

White said if Apple could capture 2% of the LCD TV market, it would represent $10 billion in sales for the company. He sees that adding between US$1.50 and $2.00 in earnings per share for Apple.