“Apple’s confirmed purchase of PrimeSense, makers of technology that powered Microsoft’s first-generation Kinect sensor, has helped to fuel speculation that a future Apple TV product, whether a next-generation set-top box or a full-fledged television set, will be controlled by gestures,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“Analyst Maynard Um of Wells Fargo Securities said he believes Apple will leverage the technology to add innovative control methods to its living room based efforts,” Hughes reports. “‘We believe the announcement may be an indication that Apple is in early preparation for a television offering or material functional improvements to its current Apple TV offering,’ Um said in a note to investors on Monday.”
“However, the analyst doesn’t expect that Apple will release a television set in the near future,” Hughes reports. “If the company were to develop and sell its own TV set, such a device is ‘unlikely’ to be released in 2014, he believes.”
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