Apple TV: New rumors tout iCloud DVR, voice and gestures controls

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It has been a while since we last heard any details on Apple’s seemingly inevitable but still very much rumored Apple TV product, but now we have some juicy information to share with you, including the possibility of Apple’s TV including support for movement based gestures.

The device is thought to be called Apple ‘iTV’ and is apparently destined to hit the market either at the end of next year, or in the early part of 2013. The last time we spoke about the device, we told you that Apple’s mystery television could come in a choice of three sizes, with a 55-inch biggest the biggest option available.

Now though, a lot more meaty information has come courtesy of an article published by the Wall Street Journal, who are reporting that Apple’s TV will come with both voice and movement based input. It’s not the first time that we’ve heard of Siri features making their way into Apple’s TV plans, but it is the first time we have heard anything regarding users having the ability to control their TV using just their hands.

Another interesting factor from the source is that one of the main features of the TV is thought to be built-in iCloud support, which will allow users to download and stream television content, as well as movies all from Apple’s iCloud. Users will then be able to save all of their saved programmes or movies to a personal iCloud space, allowing the main TV interface to be kept to a bare minimum without all the endless pages of content.

There’s more too, as we’re also hearing that Airplay will have a significant role to play on iTV as well. By using Airplay on Apple’s TV, users will apparently be able to start watching a movie or programme, and then instantly continue watching on a mobile device. You can imagine that will will become a huge feature if true, especially if it allows users to access this content away from home.

Considering that this information has come from the WSJ, it is pretty exciting since the publication are often very accurate when it comes to reporting on rumors. Let us know your thoughts on the possibility of changing channels or browsing an Apple TV interface by using your hands only. Would this change everything for you?

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  • Russell Grant

    OK how is this vastly different from a Roku box?  Is it just the hand and voice commands or is there something epic we’re missing?