Apple Patent Specs Wii-Like Controller For Apple TV

Illustration for article titled 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.

Illustration for article titled Apple Patent Specs Wii-Like Controller For Apple TV
Illustration for article titled Apple Patent Specs Wii-Like Controller For Apple TV
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Illustration for article titled Apple Patent Specs Wii-Like Controller For Apple TV
Illustration for article titled Apple Patent Specs Wii-Like Controller For Apple TV
Illustration for article titled 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.

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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]

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

I'd like to see a proper Front Row remote app on the iPhone/iPod touch. As nice as the current remote is, it's very limited since it only really lets you go through your audio library while iTunes is open. I should be able to pair the pmp and computer so I can control all of the media functions.