Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th May 2012 19:10 UTC
Apple The next frontier for Apple - and other technology companies - to conquer: the television market. Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn, has confirmed his company will be building a television for Apple in conjunction with Sharp. Since I bought a brand-new top-of-the-line TV late last year, I've been thinking a lot about what could be improved about the state of TV today, and as crazy as it seems, I'm actually not that dissatisfied.
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kinect/siri interface?
by Adurbe on Fri 11th May 2012 21:51 UTC
Adurbe
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2005-07-06

If I were to guess what apple would do 'differently' to other TVs on the market would be to build in gesture andd voice controls.

For example;

User: "AppleTV - when is the next episode of house?"
TV: "Tonight at 9" "Would you like to switch channel when it starts?"
User: "Yes"

With something like a Kinect-like gesture interface it would be easy to navigate though the iTunes store to find on-demand content you want such as films

The 'remote' will be little more than a volume and power button

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