At its best, that means that Foxconn is assembling the necessary equipment to manufacture the mythical Apple device. However there’s a lot of leeway in his words. It could also simply mean that Foxconn is getting ready for whenever Apple contracts them to make the iTV, though it’s not exactly certain that Foxconn will get the contract. It’s also worth noting that China Daily didn’t directly quote Gou, so this could all be down to a miscommunication.
But we have heard enough rumors to know that Apple is making another go at it. After all, “Apple doesn’t do hobbies as a rule,” according to CEO Tim Cook, and the Apple TV has long been Apple’s hobby. Between the rumors, the speculation that the device was ready to launch when the new iPad was revealed, and Foxconn talking about preparing for the device, I’d say there is a fair bet the device will be along shortly.