Apple's Siri virtual personal assistant will likely be integrated with Apple television, letting you control the TV with your voice. Want to change the channel? Call on Siri. Want to raise the volume? Siri will help. The time has finally come for voice commands to control the television.
Although Apple hasn't acknowledged that it's doing so, the rumor mill continues to claim that the company is planning to launch a television in 2012. For those that have been following Apple for a while, talk of a television from the company is nothing new. For years now, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has been saying that Apple would release a television of its own, but so far, it hasn't, causing some to speculate that the iPhone maker won't do so. However, earlier this year, Munster and his supporters were vindicated when Steve Jobs' biography was released with a statement made by the Apple co-founder, indicating that he had finally "cracked" the code for developing an integrated television that would come with iCloud support. Since then, rumors have been swirling that the device will come with iCloud, feature several different screen sizes, and perhaps most importantly, revolutionize the way we enjoy entertainment in the living room. Here's why Apple TV may be the company's most impressive product yet.
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