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60-Inch Apple TV: Rumored 'iRing' Gives User Control Via Finger

Thursday, 04 Apr 2013 09:26 AM

By Alexandra Ward

New rumors are swirling about the possibility of an Apple 60-inch iTV, which one analyst said will make its debut late this year complete with some high-tech accessories.

Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets has reportedly been tipped off by Chinese supply chain workers, and he claims Apple is gearing up to release its iTV. The gadget will reportedly be 60 inches on the diagonal, but could also come in 50 and 55-inch versions.

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The iTV is rumored to come with tablet-like mini-iTVs, through which the television will transmit video wirelessly around the house. The mini-iTVs will have 9.7-inch screens, similar to a full-size iPad.

Perhaps the most groundbreaking feature of the rumored iTV is the iRing, a small device that would fit on the viewer's finger and allow them to control the screen by pointing.

White says the iTV is slated to go on sale in late 2013, for $1,500 to $2,500.

But other tech writers are suspicious of White's report.

"The iRing interface idea doesn't sound like something Apple would realistically pursue," writes Evan Niu of The Motley Fool, a multimedia financial-services company. "This is the company that wants to make interfaces as intuitive as possible by removing as many intermediary devices as it can. Steve Jobs famously bashed the use of a stylus on smartphones, saying people are already born with 10 of them on their hands."

Niu also doubts that Apple would sell mini-iTVs along with its main product.

"The secondary screen idea also sounds suspiciously unnecessary," Niu writes. "White believes they will be less functional and won't threaten iPad sales, but Apple has also long enjoyed the 'halo' that its products create for each other. By simply integrating the iTV with existing iPads, the company could see an uptick in iPad sales without the need for a secondary display with a limited feature set."

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