For long have the tech analysts been speculating about Apple’s plans of launching its own HDTV. While Apple hadn’t confirmed or refuted these rumors so far, a number of factors have been pointed that Apple will go for it. Now, an anonymous source of Cult of Mac has claimed that it has seen an actual prototype of an Apple HDTV.
The anonymous source has revealed a number of details of features which will be a part of the purported HDTV. Some of these features are what had been expected all along. For instance, the new Apple HDTV features Siri, something which has been quite obvious since, as per Steve Jobs’ biography, Apple wanted to entirely change the experience of watching TV.
The report quotes the source as saying that the prototype looks like “Apple’s current lineup of LED-backlit Cinema Displays but is ‘much bigger.’ It[also] has a built-in iSight camera for making free FaceTime video conference calls. And it has Siri, the iPhone 4S’ voice-activated virtual assistant.”
The inclusion of iSight camera to enable users for video chats is a very useful feature. However, don’t think that it would be just another camera that will be a part of the HDTV. According to the inside source, the camera “is sophisticated, with facial recognition and the ability to zoom into the user’s face and follow them as they walk around the room. This allows users to make video calls from the couch across the room, rather than having to stand smack in front of the TV.”
Cult of Mac claims that the source who has divulged all these details is a well-trusted source. However, not all revelations of this source turn out to be true because he is able to get a glimpse during the phase of prototype and not all of Apple’s prototype products make it to the market.
Source: Cult of Mac