New Apple TV: Siri-powered flatscreen incoming

If you think about it, a Siri-powered TV makes total sense. It’d dispense with the remote control, a  peripheral Jobs himself dismissed when discussing an integrated Apple TV set with biographer Walter Isaacson. The idea of being able to tell your TV what show to play and when is sensational. Nick Bilton, who broke the story on his New York Times blog, claims that when Jobs said he’d “cracked” how to make a flatscreen Apple TV work, he wasn’t just referring to the interface, but to Siri. Bilton says that he’s discovered that Apple has been working on its own flatscreen TV solution ever since the original Apple TV was revealed in 2007. What’s more, insiders at Infinite Loop speaking about the new TV said, “Absolutely, it is a guaranteed product for Apple.” Word is the telly will be shown off at the end of next year, before hitting shelves in early 2013.

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