Apple has had plans to redesign the television since 2007 and more than likely has set its sight' on taking-over as many appliances in your home, as possible. The new Apple Television Set is designed to replace the antiquated remote control with Siri voice commands, reported the New York Times on Thursday.
A quote from Jobs’s biography that “I finally cracked it” has begun to travel the web and be discussed in tech-circles, since the book's release. It appears to confirm the rumors that Apple has plans to enter the TV market. The rumors that started earlier this summer were that Apple consumers were going to be able to walk into an Apple store and walk out with an "Apple Television."
According to the The New York Times the quote is likey refers to Jobs’s realization that Siri will be used to control a TV much more effectively than any remote or any combination of a mouse and keyboard.
Certainly voice commands are a much lower barrier and require far less effort to get your appliances and entertainment devices to do things than do clicking a mouse or a remote. Simply say “Play coldplay,” or “what's today's weather going to be” from wherever you are located and "voila" the TV changes.
“Steve thinks the industry is totally broken.” Apple is "Absolutely" going to launch a Television Set, according to a New York Time's source. They are reportedly waiting for the price of displays to fall before they introduce the product to consumers. An official announcement is expected twowards the end 2012.
It is only natural that with a ubiquitous "voice control" device -- your iPhone -- Apple has more in mind than just controlling your Television. One can extrapolate that their long range plans are to dominate far more space in our homes than just the TV set. The experience of playing an "Apple TV Set/Computer" reveals Apple's ultimate vision, to control all the devices in your home.
Apparently Siri is the product that will do this. It makes sense. Now that a voice activated command platform is going to be in the hands of the majority of homes, at least in the U.S., it is only a matter of time before Siri-powered devices become more "must have consumer items."
With one voice command, your "Television / Internet" device will have your most important emails waiting for you, current notifications, the program of your choice and your hot tub filling up at the exact right time to be ready for you and your loved one, when your meetings are over.