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Apple has Won a Patent for a possible future Apple TV or Home-Automation Remote with Single or Double Touch ID Input & more

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Apple TV+ adds 6 new cast members to their upcoming comedy series 'High Desert' while announcing Mariah Carey's new Christmas Show

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Apple's 'Back Tap' Patent also explores using new Voice Recognition Technology to control a Future TV by Apple & more

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Apple Invents iDevice-based Motion Gestures to Perform and control Actions on Apple TV such as Pause, Volume & more

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Apple Patent Reveals Possible Future use of Biometrics for the Apple TV Remote that Works with HomeKit & more

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Apple Invents a Virtual Acoustic Stereo System that Could Apply to a Home Theater, TV, Gaming System & Beyond

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An Australian Apple Patent Describes a Smart Multi-Speaker Audio System Designed for TV Live Streaming

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Apple reveals all-new Apple Watch Design with a Display covering the Face and Band & Also Points to a TV

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Apple Invents a FaceTime Virtual Noticeboard Application for Apple TV with Built-In Camera

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Apple Patent Reveals a 3D Zoom-Based Gesture User Interface

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On Christmas day 2014 the U.S. Patent and Trademark office reveals one of PrimeSense's key technologies relating to a 3D sensing device that is operated using a unique in-air gesturing system and user interface. The technology found its way into Microsoft's Kinect. The system could one day find its way into Apple TV and future Macs.

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Apple EU Patent Covers Apple TV's Conference Room Feature

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In January 2013 the first of a series of patents began to surface on the topic of a future video conferencing system. The first patent covered a very cool and unique video conference system for use with a future internet-enabled HDTV that integrated an advanced depth perceiving audio system. A year later an Apple patent revealed a multi-participant video conferencing architecture. Then in May a centralized home controller patent came to light. Apple envisioned that the new controller would control a TV, set-top box, stereo system and beyond. With Apple introducing their new HomeKit just weeks later at their developer conference, we were able to understand that the centralized home controller was going to be able to control home security, fire detectors, future appliances and so forth over time. The central home controller would make most sense being built into a future version of Apple TV, which is something that we discussed later in June. Yesterday, an Apple patent surfaced in Europe that revealed an easy to use multi-participant conferencing system using Apple TV in "Conference Room Mode." The system could be used at home or work, though the conferencing room feature is really meant for meetings at work. So in evolutionary fashion we're seeing a more focused project emerging to advance Apple TV in whatever form it takes in the future and it may even one day work itself into being a MobileFirst application.

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A European Patent Filing from Apple Describes Voice Controls Destined for a Television and the Apple TV Set Top Box

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Apple's Master Siri patent that we covered back in January 2012 listed Apple TV (the set top box) as one of devices that Siri could one day work with. Last month Amazon surprised the market with a device that they've branded as "Echo." It was like Siri out of iDevices and into your home via a standalone device doubling as a wireless speaker. I noted at the end of that report that having Siri voice controls for our Apple TV would be a dream machine. Well, start dreaming because Apple's European patent filing presents such a scenario and much more. There's no cryptic language in this patent about their intentions of using voice commands for Apple TV. Now it's just a matter of when. Apple's patent application focuses on the communications system that will use a BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) framework.

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