Apple computer company is devising a new television, nicknamed the iTV, that not only hears your shouts and sees your gestures – but can understand them too.
According to experts, the revolutionary new interactive sets may be available by late next year.
In a posthumous biography, the late Apple founder Steve Jobs had hinted at the new technology being developed, the Daily Mail reported.
“I’d like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use,” Jobs was quoted as saying.
“It would be seamlessly synched with all of your devices and with iCloud. It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it,” he said.
In October it emerged that the US patent office had received details of an Apple device for ‘real-time video process control using gestures’.
These gestures could be used, for example, to edit videos or transfer footage from the TV to a telephone.
The new TV is also likely to make it easy to access whole films from the Internet and watch them on the big screen, introducing powerful competition to pay TV firms and rival electronics manufacturers like Samsung.