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  • Apple's iTV May Be Controlled By So-Called 'iRing'


    You've got to hand it to the rumor mill on this one. They've cooked up a good one... unless, of course, this is closer to reality than rumor.

    Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets says Apple will not only roll out it's long-awaited iTV this year, the company will "revolutionize the TV experience forever" by simultaneously introducing the iRing, which will control the connected HDTV.

    The "iRing" accessory described by White is a new concept that has not been previously detailed in other reports. His visits with Apple suppliers suggested the ring will act as a "navigation pointer" for the television, and will allow the TV set to enhance motion detection and replace some of the functionality found in a remote.
    White tells Apple Insider that he expects the "iTV" to come with a "mini iTV" screen capable of letting users view content on the smaller 9.7-inch display. This "secondary display" is thought to provide iTV owners with a resource to be used for everything from home security to video conferencing.

    "Essentially, we believe the 'mini iTV' screens will be able to capture content from the 60-inch 'iTV' across a distance of up to 200 meters, allowing a user to view 'iTV' content in the kitchen, washroom, garage, bedroom, backyard, etc.," White says. "We believe Apple will offer one 'mini iTV' per 'iTV,' but package options will include up to four screens (i.e., one screen is part of the standard package and pay extra for each additional."

    All the above could enter the market "in the later part of 2013."

    Source: Apple Insider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple's iTV May Be Controlled By So-Called 'iRing' started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. AdonisBlue's Avatar
      AdonisBlue -
      Cant believe even Michael Essany would post such moronic nonsense as this.
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      ^He's just reporting the news, and this iRing was all over the news today besides Apple Insider, it was on NBC News and many others.
      Me, I'd buy it in a minute when the 60" iTV comes out, but that's just me...
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      Apple insider had this story up this morning. As well as bgr. And mac daily. In fact most if not all tech news sites have reported this by now. Im hoping this rumor pans out personally
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      it's gonna be controlled by the nuvabling!

      http://youtu.be/XGJEr1r-Qt4
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Oh c'mon don't act like you wouldn't buy it! although if its gonna be controlled its going to become packaged with your itv so you won't have a choice
    1. stevelucky's Avatar
      stevelucky -
      A 9.7" "mini iTV" screen. Hmmmm..... If only Apple had some sort of device like that available right now...

      This is one of the weirdest Apple rumors I've ever heard.
    1. firedog341's Avatar
      firedog341 -
      One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. Can't wait to be the Lord of the iRings.
    1. dwizurd's Avatar
      dwizurd -
      I'm in, where do I sign up? Also, lmfao to the one ring comment.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      I get irritated when I can not find a remote that is in the same room as I am, I can easily see myself or my family member go somewhere I/they can not easily get back wearing the ring... Can you imagine how pissed off a person will be?
      I guess Apple's solution would be everyone need to buy their own iRing so Apple can get their money.
      Thumbdown for iRing.
    1. 5kylar's Avatar
      5kylar -
      What happens if your too fat or skinny and the ring doesn't fit or slips right off? :P
      Cool idea though.
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      ....? Wtf. So by the 9.7" screen you mean ipad.
    1. Eclipse538's Avatar
      Eclipse538 -
      It will have new technology built in that is very very high tech, no ring necessary. I forget the name of the company but it is just gonna be controlled by gestures in the air, similar to kinect but more advanced. In combination with voice and facial recognition. The tech company was rated by MIT as the most amazing tech in the past ten years, it dil be able to recognize the difference in hands, number of fingers, faces, voices,and shapes and distance with no calibration besides creating a personal account. They are also going to incorporate a new type of widescreen, 20+:9, and will incorporate nearly all household technologies.
    1. CabooseLoL's Avatar
      CabooseLoL -
      This reminds me of something i saw back in 05 haha
      Poma Ads: iPod Flea (2005) - YouTube
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Quote Originally Posted by 5kylar View Post
      What happens if your too fat or skinny and the ring doesn't fit or slips right off? :P
      Cool idea though.
      If u are too fat u have to get the Samsung version that's much bigger
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      The iRing isucks.
    1. indyracer05's Avatar
      indyracer05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CabooseLoL View Post
      This reminds me of something i saw back in 05 haha
      Poma Ads: iPod Flea (2005) - YouTube
      That video is soo true! "the worlds smallest... But wait! You'll also need.."
    1. pegitt's Avatar
      pegitt -
      I can't wait to watch iTV..........................

      Oh wait I can in the UK!
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Nuva Bling is more likely to happen than this......
    1. Core627's Avatar
      Core627 -
      MY PRECIOUS! THEY STOLE IT FROM US.....FILTHY STUPID APPLESSES....POKE OUT HIS EYESESS....

      Sue them we will, yes precious, sue them we must....then we will haves it....our precious..