Apple television rumored to have special type of motion detection, unique iPad-like touch remote

“Apple’s anticipated television set may feature unique motion detection technology, as well as a new touchscreen remote akin to a cheaper iPad with a plastic exterior, according to a new report,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“The rumored details were shared with analyst Brian White on his recent trip to the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan. While there, sources in Apple’s supply chain hinted to him that Apple is expected to unveil a full-fledged television by the end of this year,” Hughes reports. “The television is rumored to have a ‘special type of motion detection technology,’ White was told, which will be the primary way of controlling the device. But users will also be able to utilize a ‘unique remote control with a touch panel form factor,’ he said in a note issued to investors on Monday.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. Interesting idea, but won’t Microsoft have a problem with it, if it’s too similar to Kinect? So, I say probably not gonna happen. And a cheap plastic touch screen remote? Has Apple ever done anything “cheap”? Inexpensive, yes sometimes. Never cheap. This is all with the assumption that Apple will offer a TV sometime. Which I doubt.

  2. Meh. This has such a ring of fasle rumor to it. As if calling something “unique,” somehow makes it more “Apple-like.” Would love an Apple TV, but more importantly, I want Apple’s skill at integration in the systems I already have.

  3. Microsoft is likely releasing a new version of the Kinect this holiday season.

    Gesture based interfaces done right has a HUGE future. It’s the next logical iteration of a touch based interface… and Microsoft’s gonna have one of these in every laptop this year.

    Wouldn’t be surprised to start seeing Apple versions in Macs as well.

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