Next-Gen Apple TV Gets a Newly Redesigned Remote

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Apple’s next generation Apple TV that is expected to be unveiled at WWDC next month will have a newly redesigned touch based remote.

According to New York Times, Apple is planning to revamp the remote for the next-generation Apple TV that is expected to be unveiled at WWDC next month. This new remote will be slightly thicker than the current version and will have a touch pad for scrolling along with two physical buttons.

The touch pad will likely replace the circular click-wheel style control that is on the existing remote, giving users an easier way to scroll through content on the Apple TV. Currently, navigating using the Apple TV remote requires users to click multiple times on the click wheel.

When Apple introduces its new TV box this summer, the remote control will gain a touch pad and also be slightly thicker than the current version, according to an employee briefed on the product, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the device was confidential. The touch pad can be used for scrolling around and there will also be two physical buttons, the person said. The remote’s thicker size is comparable to the remote control for Amazon’s wireless speaker, the Echo, the person added.

Back in March, a separate report indicated that the new Apple TV will have an A8 processor, Siri integration, a dedicated App Store, and expanded internal storage. Apple is expected to unveil its streaming TV service at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June. The service will offer access to a number of channels from top broadcasters like Disney, ABC, Fox, ESPN, CBS, HBO and more for $20 to $40 per month.

Source: New York Times

Amarnath Natarajan

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