Apple to Redesign Apple TV Remote with 'Touch Pad'?

Apple to Redesign Apple TV Remote with 'Touch Pad'?

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Apple's next generation Apple TV will include a revamped remote featuring touch pad controls, reports the New York Times. The revamped remote will be "slightly thicker" than the current version, according to an employee briefed on the device.

The reported touch pad can be used for scrolling and navigation and there will also be two other buttons on the remote. According to the source, the remote is about the same size as the remote for Amazon's wireless speaker, the Echo. The new remote will likely replace the current circular-click wheel remote that ships with the Apple TV.

While rumors have been circulating for years now on a revamped Apple TV, this could be the year that we finally get an overhauled Apple TV. The device is expected to be unveiled at WWDC in June featuring an updated design, the latest A8 chip, an improved operating system with App Store, and Siri. Apple has reportedly been in negotiations with TV networks on some sort of bundle that will go along with the device.

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Apple to Redesign Apple TV Remote with 'Touch Pad'?
King Rollo - May 5, 2015 at 9:20pm
So where's the apple watch remote app - yes I patented it.. Let the royalties begin...
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