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Apple Television Looks Like a Much Bigger Cinema Display?

Apple Television Looks Like a Much Bigger Cinema Display?

Posted May 7, 2012 at 4:02pm by iClarified
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The Apple television looks like a much bigger LED-backlit Cinema Display, according to a CultofMac source.

According to our source, who has asked to remain strictly anonymous, the Apple HDTV looks like Apple's current lineup of LED-backlit Cinema Displays but is "much bigger." It has a built-in iSight camera for making free FaceTime video conference calls. And it has Siri, the iPhone 4S's voice-activated virtual assistant.

The supposedly 'well-placed' source claims to have seen a working prototype of the device. "It resembled an Apple monitor, only much larger," the source said.

The built in FaceTime camera is said to allow for calls and has sophisticated facial recognition capabilities that allows it to zoom into the user's face and follow them as they walk around the room.

Calls can be initiated by Siri, the virtual assistant found on the iPhone 4S. "[Apple] used Siri to make a FaceTime call," the source said.

Recently, J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz poured cold water on Apple television rumors saying a "full-fledged" TV is likely to arrive in 2014 at the earliest.

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Noah - May 8, 2012 at 1:50pm
It has Siri??? That spun pretty cool to me! I can't wait to see the final designs and I can't wait to get one!
Sabtain - May 8, 2012 at 2:26am
I doubt this is a final design apple do not follow other companies designs so they well make the tv a little thicker a camera is needed not just for FaceTime but for things like Skype (many people use this) and gesture controls
Kool Guy
Kool Guy - May 8, 2012 at 6:57pm
Apple wouldn't follow other manufutacturers' trend but they will follow the market's trend. If they can make the MacBook air. It's possible to make a super thin tv
Thai - May 7, 2012 at 8:38pm
This source may not be that reliable or this is just one of the prototypes that d designing team is still debating. Just like the 1st iPhone, it's small but gotten 3 different designs. Apple prolly got 10 different designs of d tv. 1st of all y would they make d tv that thick wen the trend is thin, n it's not like this is d 1st tv so tech for a thin tv is unavailable. Other manufacturers have been making super thin tv for yrs. especially, for d iPhone, iPad, the battery is huge so that's y it's thick, this tv I presume wouldn't operate on battery, therefore it should be no problem to be thin. Overall unreliable source regardless of what the source claim
Thai - May 7, 2012 at 8:27pm
Now with this for sure the iPhone or iPod can act as a remote control. Wonder if apple will have flash storage in it to store movies, probably will. Getting 1 fasho
ohboy - May 7, 2012 at 5:40pm
That is a HUGE bezel. Please make thin bezels! Camera on a TV for Facetime is just useless. Anyone with an iTV surely has an iPad or iPhone that can be used more comfortably for Facetime. Just throw away the camera on the Apple TV and make the bezel really thin.
JJ - May 8, 2012 at 12:20am
I would love it. I find the facetime on the Ipad so, so. If you hold it by hand it is often shaking and the coffee table is too low to put it on. So, we use facetime almost always on the IMac. If we have it on the TV my family would be very happy.
Nitro Junkie
Nitro Junkie - May 8, 2012 at 3:14pm
I agree that the bezel is a little bit to thick for today's tv designs and styles. I'm pretty sure if and when apple comes out with a tv it will be alot thinner and so will the bezel. But how is having a camera on the tv for facetime stupid. Have you seen Samsung's newest tv's? They have some of the thinnest bezels on the market and still have a camera. And they're not just using it for video calls. They're using it for interacting with and controlling your tv through hand motion gestures or swipes kind of like the kinect for Xbox.
Giggitty Goooo
Giggitty Goooo - May 7, 2012 at 5:04pm
ok now i just see a trend here...we have the iphone....then we have the ipod touch...we have the larger ipod touch named the iPad...and now we have the larger iPad named the Apple TV....wow
JasonBourne - May 7, 2012 at 5:02pm
Love it. Looks like a giant iPad. This thing's gonna be a hit! But haters are going to hate...sigh.
joyz - May 7, 2012 at 4:20pm
I don't think Siri would be triggered by on screen button -more like some remote device.
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