“He says Apple is planning to release a full-blown television at the end of the year. He says it will use motion controlling and could use an ‘iRing’ to improve accuracy of the motion control,” Yarow reports. “He also says he’s hearing Apple will partner with carriers to bring the TV to the market. White thinks carriers like Verizon and AT&T would subsidize the Apple TV to get users on one bill paying for TV and mobile device services.”
As we have previously discussed, the 60-inch “iTV” (50-inch and 55-inch may also be available) is anticipated to come with one iPad-sized “mini iTV” with the option to add more “mini iTVs”. Motion detection technology will be used on the “mothership iTV” and the “iRing” will allow for improved control accuracy. For example, we believe the “iRing” will provide for more accurate control of channel surfing, content management and settings via motion detection, while also offering a more seamless gaming experience on Game Center. We were told that “iRing” will not be the sole option available to control the “mothership iTV”, as iOS devices (i.e., iPhone, iPad) and Siri will provide alternatives for similar or different use cases. — Topeka Capital analyst Brian White
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