November 28, 2011
Apple To Begin TV Production In February
According to reports, Apple is working on a television that will be able to interact with users by gestures.
The Tokyo Times reported that production of the televisions are expected to start in February at a factory in central Japan.Analyst Peter Misek at the American Bank Jefferies said that the television sets will be available in the second half of 2012.
The Guardian reported in August that Apple had filed a patent in the U.S. for "real time video process control using gestures."
The patent mentions using facial recognition to tag individuals within videos so that home videos can be grouped according to who features in them.
Some also speculate that Apple's voice control application Siri, which was introduced with its latest iPhone 4S, will be part of the features in the television.
Fox News reported that the TV set promised to be the first seamlessly combined traditional TV with the Internet, allowing users to watch shows as they are broadcast by networks, record them, or tap into streaming video sites.
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