The Apple TV is a powerful device. But most of us have been waiting to get our hands on Apple’s real TV. We have heard a lot of rumors about the Apple iTV in the past few months. The latest one revealed on Cult of Mac suggests that the device is real and will have Siri and FaceTime. The source claims the iTV resembles an Apple computer but is much larger. It can make FaceTime calls using the built-in iSight camera. The camera offers facial recognition and follows users as they move.
The rumor suggests Apple’s upcoming TV will offer deep Siri integration. The specs or pricing details are not known at this point. Considering that Apple monitors cost a fortune, it is highly doubtful that the iTV will be cheap. Steve Jobs had claimed to have finally cracked the code when it comes to building a TV. So far, we are not surprised by these rumored features though.
The iTV has the potential to be another super popular device for Apple. But most analysts believe it won’t make its debut anytime soon. JP Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz explained that Apple’s HDTV won’t be released in the near future:
We are not sure that the Apple premium could prevail in the TV market, unless there is a radical change of the user interface, integration of the TV programming and data content, and use of gesture or voice control
Will we see the Apple iTV device in 2013? It is entirely possible. Apple has surprised us in the past.
Your turn: What would your dream iTV look like? What features would you like such a device to offer?