Apple Patent Specs Wii-Like Controller For Apple TV

Of all the things wrong with the Apple TV, its awkward control scheme via the Apple Remote is pretty niggling, but a recently published patent shows a new motion-sensing controller potentially in the works.

Apple Patent Specs Wii-Like Controller For Apple TV

Apple Patent Specs Wii-Like Controller For Apple TV

Apple Patent Specs Wii-Like Controller For Apple TV

Apple Patent Specs Wii-Like Controller For Apple TV

Apple Patent Specs Wii-Like Controller For Apple TV

As with all patent filings, this could be something or it could be nothing, but it would make sense as a way to add a trackable cursor to the Apple TV for quickly browsing through Coverflow, zooming in and out of photos and easier typing on an onscreen keyboard.

But like we said before, Apple's got a lot of other things to fix with the Apple TV besides the controller interface. [Apple Insider]