The Next Apple TV Could Get A Touch-Friendly Remote Redesign


Apple’s next Apple TV is rumored to be breaking cover in just a few short weeks at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference it hosts in San Francisco, and said device could also come bundled with a redesigned remote control. The remote redesign will include a touch pad, according to the New York Times, which would allow people to scroll and navigate.

Apple declined to comment on the report when contacted by TechCrunch, but the design alteration could make a lot of sense, given Apple’s general input trends, the reports of what’s coming for the next version of the Apple TV, and some of the company’s most recent developments in the area of touch-based tech.

First, a touch pad could help with more advanced navigation requirements if Apple is indeed revamping the Apple TV with a full-fledged App Store and developer SDK. It could help both with UI navigation, and with…

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