“After meeting with Apple suppliers in a tour of China and Taiwan, one analyst now believes Apple will launch a television set this year with a new ring-shaped accessory that will allow a user to control the TV set by pointing their finger,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“Alleged details of Apple’s so-called ‘iTV’ were published in a research note by Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets provided to AppleInsider on Wednesday,” Hughes reports. “White believes that Apple will launch a full-blown television set in the later part of 2013 that promises to ‘revolutionize the TV experience forever.'”

Hughes reports, “The ‘iRing’ accessory described by White is a new concept that has not been previously detailed in other reports. His visits with Apple suppliers suggested the ring will act as a ‘navigation pointer’ for the television, and will allow the TV set to enhance motion detection and replace some of the functionality found in a remote. White also believes the ‘iTV’ will come with a ‘mini iTV’ screen that will allow users to view content on a smaller 9.7-inch display — the same diagonal screen size as a full-size iPad. He believes this secondary display could also be used for home security, phone calls, video conferencing and more.”

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