Nick Bilton of the New York Times has echoed Apple’s plans to release their first television set in early 2013. The rumored television set will be a breakthrough in the industry because, rather than using a remote, it will recognize verbal commands based on the same Siri technology that the iPhone 4S uses. Essentially, you will be able to speak directly to your Apple television in the absence of a physical remote control.
Bilton notes that the project is far from being completed, as Apple has yet to apply the innovation that they show in their handheld gadgets to a full-fledged television set. Steve Jobs, in his official biography, noted that an Apple television “will have the simplest user interface you could imagine.”
It’s the stuff of science fiction. You sit on your couch and rather than fumble with several remotes or use hand gestures, you simply talk: “Put on the last episode of Gossip Girl.” “Play the local news headlines.” “Play some Coldplay music videos.” Siri does the rest.