updated 11:17 am EDT, Mon June 11, 2012
Remote 'looks similar to the iPad'
The dedicated TV set Apple is working on could use both motion detection and a touchscreen remote, says a new memo from Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White. The claim is based on a visit to Taiwan for the Computex trade show, and on talks with supply chain companies in the area. He suggests that the TV will support several methods of interaction, of which motion detection would be just one.
White's sources also point to "a unique remote control with a touch panel form factor." The device is said to look "similar to the iPad," and have a plastic bezel. The analyst isn't commenting on any other rumored control methods, namely Siri and FaceTime. If the TV has a FaceTime camera, however, both Siri and motion detection support would be mostly software obstacles.