Apple is allegedly in talks with LG Display for the Korean manufacturer to supply 55 and 65-inch Ultra High Definition 4K panels for its much-rumoured iTV televisions.

Rather than come to market with current or old technology, the latest speculative claims state the Cupertino giant wants to make its first TV 4K-ready.

According to Taiwanese tech daily Digitimes, Apple is interested in LG Display's UHD TV panels but might also talk to Sharp with a view to its being a potential supplier. It is not quoted whether this will be as well as LG or instead of. It is often the case with the launches of third-party entertainment equipment that multiple suppliers provide the display technology.

Sony is also reported to be in talks with LG over the panels, which would be more likely, as LG Display provided the panel technology behind the Sony KD-84X9005 84-inch television and is also believed to be the supplier of the 55 and 65-inch X900 series TVs from the Japanese company. They each feature passive rather than active 3D technology, more commonly associated with LG TVs than others - including those in Sony's Bravia LED ranges.