Ever since an excerpt from Steve Jobs biography revealed that he felt that he had finally cracked integrated Television sets, the chatter about Apple possibly releasing Televisions sets has got louder.
It had led to speculation that Apple may be building a television set, which could include Siri for extensive voice control rather than the conventional remote control.
New York Times has just published an interview with Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson, in which he has talked a bit more about Apple’s plan for an integrated television set.
To recap, here’s the excerpt from Steve Jobs biography:
He very much wanted to do for television sets what he had done for computers, music players, and phones: make them simple and elegant,” Isaacson wrote.
Isaacson continued: “‘I’d like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use,’ he told me. ‘It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud.’ No longer would users have to fiddle with complex remotes for DVD players and cable channels. ‘It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it.’”
In the interview, Isaacson had this to say when he was asked about what were the next products Steve Jobs was planning:
He had three things that he wanted to reinvent: the television, textbooks and photography. He really wanted to take these on. I didn’t go into details about these products in the book because it was implicitly Apple’s creations and it’s not fair to the company to reveal these details. But, he did talk about the television. He told me he’d “licked it” and once said, “There’s no reason you should have all these complicated remote controls.”
Isaacson’s comments seems to suggest that Apple may be planning to bring Siri – its revolutionary voice activated personal assistant feature to television sets.
We can’t wait to see Steve Jobs vision of a Siri-enabled integrated television set. We would definitely be in line to buy one. What about you?
[via New York Times]