Today at Business Insider’s IGNITION: Future of Media conference in NY, Apple analyst Gene Munster suggested that Apple will be launching its much rumored TV in the next year. Munster indicated that the Apple TV will be a full-fledged TV set, unlike the current Apple TV which is an external streaming video gadget. Presumably the Apple TV will come in a range of sizes, in contrast to Apple’s typically cookie-cutter models.
Munster reportedly stated that there will be seamless integration with other Apple devices and service. The TV will come with a standard remote, but will also be controlled with an iPhone or iPad or via Siri, Business Insider notes. The Apple TV will be able to “think” like humans do — for instance, instead of having to remember the channel of MSNBC, you can simply say aloud “MSNBC” and the TV will detect the channel.
Munster believes the Apple TV should be ready for purchase by holiday season next year.