Apple has been long-rumored on attempts to have their own television as they look to sneak their way into other markets and created iWatch, this dream seems to find its way on the conversation.
The Apple’s iTV will have, according to one analyst as he detailed very specific components, an iPad-sized second screen on which to watch media, and a ring you wear on your finger that acts as a remote control.
Apple’s iTV is a nickname adopted by the public but it isn’t actually an Apple TV. It is Apple’s little digital streaming box that is similar to a Roku. iTV would definitely make its way for Apple to make it in the living room because unlike Apple TV, the iTV would be a full television. It is a gigantic untapped market and the objective of just about every new device from the Steam Box and Ouya to 3D printers and tablets. Currently, as BGR calls attention to, Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White has been meeting with Apple supply chains in China and Taiwan and engaged as much information about the iTV as he possibly will, counting its size, unique remote control, and killer feature.
White noted that Apple will be launching the iTV sometime toward the end of this year, and said that the unit will include “a major innovation that will revolutionize the TV experience” in a letter to investors. While that wording is enticing, we’ve undoubtedly heard it all before regarding a number of products that didn’t bring out on the words. Still, White said some interesting niceties. Foremost, though there is a possibility Apple will also launch a 50- to 55-inch model, he expects iTV to be a 60-inch television. But this could be a problem to those living in a small room for it will make it harder to watch the in the television.
The remote control, and a second screen, these two are the other killer innovations expected to be included with the iTV. The remote, is basically has the same function, it is not expected to interact in a new way but is expected to provide a new control idea. Different means but the same outcome. The remote will work this way, dubbed the iRing, you’d slip it onto your finger, and then control the television through motion detection similar to a Kinect, Move, or Wiimote Plus. Alongside with the iRing, White expects the iTV to come with “mini iTV,” it is a second screen that measures 9.7 inches that permits you to distantly view content from your TV up to a range of 200 meters.
The mini iTV is not a full tablet that only has a very basic device with the main purpose of watching media from your iTV. Not to forget about the iWatch, White expects the technically-not-confirmed smartwatch will be integral to the iTV experience. Having this will you to interact with your fancy TV on the go. White thinks the iTV will range between $1,500 and $2,500, just around the cost of a decent MacBook Pro or iMac. Though, the price will vary based on the amount of mini iTV devices that are included in the package, despite the fact that one mini iTV is expected to be included by default.
These details are from the result of one informed analyst’s expectations and not any kind of official announcement that align with current trends. If the target launch ends, details about the iTV will also come soon.