“Apple’s late CEO Steve Jobs told Biographer Walter Isaacson that he’d ‘like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use. It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it,'” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“In that very same timeline, Apple’s engineers were working on his dream TV and in a patent application published this morning, we get a tiny glimpse of the enhanced audio system that may be accompanying this future HDTV,” Purcher reports. “The system will also intelligently integrate surround sound-like quality for video conferencing for the home or work.”

Purcher reports, “Apple’s TV will also be able to work with FaceTime and create a unique audio experience whereby the voices from multiple participants will be heard in the exact direction that they’re positioned on the screen.”

Read more,a nd see Appel patent application illustrations, in the full article here.