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Apple could launch an Imac PC with TV capabilities

Analyst says next Imac will be a PC and TV
Thu Dec 08 2011, 16:23

FRUIT THEMED gadget designer Apple is likely to launch an Imac personal computer with integrated TV capabilities before it comes out with its HDTV.

According to BGR, analyst Brian Blair from Wedge Partners said Apple's next Imacs that it might launch during the first half of 2012 will integrate some features of the Apple TV set top box to create a "slimmer all-in-one PC with TV capabilities".

Blair said, "Apple could effectively start with what they already have on the manufacturing line and slowly push their offering from 27 inches and scale up from there to 32 inches and then move on to the 32, 50 and 55 inch market."

However, he did not mention Apple's Siri personal assistant, which some think Apple will use in its HDTV so a remote won't be needed.

Microsoft recently enhanced voice control for its Xbox, while a video of Siri being used with a TV has also emerged, showing that it might not be long before remotes are replaced by voice control in TVs. µ

 

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