The idea that Apple would make and sell a TV has been floating for a while, but in a new New York Times blog story, not only is the author told by a source, “Absolutely, it is a guaranteed product for Apple,” the breakthrough was Siri.
Siri, the new voice activated command center in the new iPhone 4S would be the viewer’s interface to the TV.
Want to watch a soccer match? Ask Siri to show you a listing for soccer. Want to find an old episode of “Seinfeld”? Ask Siri and it would search the guide listings and any online service you have (Boxee, Hulu or even a You Tube search).
So, keep this in the back of your mind for future products. It’s said it may be the last great Apple device Steve Jobs managed before his death.
- Apple Siri Television “guaranteed product” says source (slashgear.com)
- Report: Siri to power Apple HD TV (techradar.com)
- NYT: Siri-Controlled Apple Television “A Guaranteed Product” (macstories.net)