Apple iTV Rumors: iRing Like Motion Controller, iWatch Connectivity And Second Screen Experience

By: Anuj Bhatia

Steve Job's long impending vision was to change the viewing experience attached with T.V. Before his death, the charismatic soul "cracked" the code for inventing TV. Since then zillion times industry watchdogs suggested that Apple could announce a TV in near future.

Apple has shown interest in making TV, but never came open to announce something explosive. The Cupertino -giant has Apple iTV under its product portfolio, a small box like device which can be synced with iTunes for streaming music and movies to HDTVs. This is not what Steve Jobs has dreamt of. Now it's time for Apple to make its so-called hobby into full featured device with iTV.

According to the AppleInsider latest reports, if sources are to be believed this year , possibly, Apple iTV should be made available to consumers.

The long rumored TV designed by Apple, is one of the most buzzed product that consumers can look forward to in the coming months. Brian White, at Topeka Capital Markets, said in a research note that Apple is indeed working on iTV. Mr. White hints at speculated features of the TV. The information has been given to him by reliable supply sources from Taiwan and China.

Apple iTV Rumored to Come With iRing Like Motion Controller

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Apple TV could launch later this year, he claimed with confidence. The TV will arrive in a 60-inch model, and could cost consumer $2,500. However, Apple will add other models in the 50-55-inch range as well. The biggest attraction to own Apple TV could be "iRing", a motion controller like device expected to roll out along with the TV set.

"[W]e believe Apple will release a miniature device called "iRing" that will be placed on a user's finger and act as a navigation pointer for "iTV"', enhancing the motion detection experience and negating some of the functionality found in a remote".

Another feature which Mr. White pointed at is the additional screen feature. Apple could announce additional screens to be purchased along with iTV. It will be similar to iPads. Consumers can watch T.V directly to "mini iTV" via wireless mode. The basic package would include at least one such mini iTV. And up to four such mini screens can be compatible with Apple iTV.

""iTV" will come with a "mini iTV" screen that will seamlessly allow users to view content on this smaller, 9.7-inch screen, while also opening up use cases around home security, phone calls, video conferencing and other areas. As part of this experience, Siri and FaceTime will be important. Essentially, we believe the "mini iTV" screens will be able to capture content from the 60-inch "iTV" across a distance of up to 200 meters, allowing a user to view "iTV" content in the kitchen, washroom, garage, bedroom, backyard, etc."

It is heavily speculated that Apple iWatch has some kind of connection with iTV. The upcoming device from Apple could act as remote controller. In the definition of Apple, iTV is a Smart TV, which Samsung is promoting heavily. The rumors also say that Apple iTV will have a built in hard disk, and setup box imbedded inside. In the era of "connected devices", where a smartphone like device now even act as a TV with streaming facility built into it. The lost confidence in the TV market could bounce back with Apple iTV. Whether, iTV will support 4K technology, it is not known at this moment. Stay tuned to GizBot.

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