Apple Redesigns TV Remote With Touchpad

Apple Redesigns TV Remote With Touchpad
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The days of buttoned TV remotes are about to be over, it seems. With the latest redesign of the Apple TV remote control, Apple is again going to introduce a fresh trend in the market.


As reported by the New York Times, the latest ATV remote, which will debut at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference this summer, is expected to come with a touchpad. Reportedly, the design will also feature a thicker size.

However, no confirmation has been received from Apple yet. So, we are keeping our fingers crossed until it is actually launched in the month of June this year.

According to sources, the size of the remote control will be comparable with the Echo Wireless speaker remote control of Amazon – 0.6 inches thick. The present ATV remote measures 0.2 inches thick. It has not been redesigned ever since the second-generation Apple TV was launched.

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The present design of the ATV remote requires users to click the wheel multiple times for navigating through content, but with the touchpad it will be easier to scroll through.

The touch-based control is expected to function the same way like the apps present on the Apple Watch and iPhone. It will make the ATV remote compatible with other Apple accessories like the Magic Mouse and the Magic Trackpad.

The Apple TV basically connects to a television, enabling people to stream content through the Internet. The first Apple TV had a plastic-made white colored remote with a few buttons, and the following version was made with metal with minimal alterations to the buttons. So, this latest change is surely going to be the biggest redesign in the history of the ATV remote.