“The concept was revealed this week in a new patent application discovered by AppleInsider,” Hughes reports. “Entitled “Apparatus and Method to Facilitate Universal Remote Control,” it describes a touchscreen-based controller that would reduce the confusing clutter found on current universal remotes.”
Hughes reports, “Various reports have suggested that Apple’s television could be controlled through Siri, Apple’s voice recognition and personal assistant software currently found on the iPhone 4S. But at times when voice control would not be ideal, Apple could also allow a back-up remote much like the one described in the newly unveiled patent application.”
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