Latest reports have hinted that the iPhone 4S of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) may become the replacement to the TV remote due to Siri. Reports have focused on the iPhone 4S, the Siri voice command application and the Apple TV, which reportedly be a conventional television with the Apple brand.
Talks about the Apple TV reportedly increased following the release of the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson. Speculations abound on the possibility that Jobs was able to create an interface for the device and that interface will reportedly by Siri.
Following the release of Siri, speculations have emerged that the voice command app may be utilized on a controller of a television, which may possibly be the iPhone 4S or even the next version of the device.
Siri will reportedly be utilized as the medium for the supposed Apple television. The voice command app is currently being used on the recently-released iPhone 4S. With Siri, the iPhone 4S will reportedly be used in controlling the supposed Apple TV and allow users to change channels, switch between channels, and save programs. These will reportedly be done through simple voice commands.
Even though the sources of the reports remained anonymous, it does not give any clear indications on whether the speculations on the use of Siri on the iPhone 4S to control the TV was speculation of the source or the reported.
The interview of Steve Jobs also indicated that he mentioned that he cracked something. The report has hinted that this may have referred to Siri which may also hint that the iPhone 4S may utilize the voice command application to control the reported Apple TV remotely.
Plans for the Apple TV started in 2007 with the release of the set-top box Apple TV. The product was unsuccessful although a recent version was a small hit due to low price tag.
However speculations have also indicated that the latest Apple TV with the iPhone 4S and Siri as the remote control may be nearing completion. The device may even reach the market by 2013 although this remains to be seen.