The newly submitted patent by Apple (News - Alert) Inc. for a future HDTV system, featuring off-the-shelf "5D Ready" technology, has been granted. Consumers can expect the iTV-branded television set to hit the market in 2013, if not sooner.
Apple’s patent indicates that the company is focusing on strengthening the technology sector of the Apple TV, which currently streams Netflix, plays iTunes and allows access to YouTube (News - Alert) and Flickr, to also feature motion-detection technology, multi-point operation, a touchscreen remote and data-entry techniques.
Tim Cook, Apples’ CEO, says the revolutionary iTV HD television could prevail in the TV market as it will have artificial intelligence potential; the unit is expected to come with FaceTime, Siri and AirPlay capabilities. The TV will be able to respond to Siri's voice recognition made from an iPhone (News - Alert). On the screen, the iTV’s touch panel will look similar to the iPad.
Apple’s future iTV is expected to improve the television experience for consumers. It will be a step up from the Apple TV: the iTV will run iOS, support iCloud, and be controllable from an iPad or iPhone.
Other than featuring a very specific TV Display that will resemble an Apple monitor, the iTV, will center on technology that focuses on television-related applications. One can expect the anticipated iTV -related product to provide advance TV viewing, advance features in technology, offer superior performance, gaming and app icons, and have a user-friendly interface that makes it completely easy to use.
Apple’s new product and interest in developing a new type of TV could not only prove to be a success for the company, but it could give social media consumers a real sense of what the future could hold for television technology.
According to Apple’s CEO, the “intense interest” in technology for televisions had led them to submit its application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Tim Cook believes a revolutionary iTV HD television that would unleash five dimensional capabilities could attract many more interested buyers, claiming consumers are fascinated about advancements of TV hardware and content distribution.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman