Apple TV Concept Shows New Design, iPod Touch-Style Remote


Apple is expected to release a new version of its Apple TV box in the coming months, according to numerous reports. Little is known about the hardware and design of the device, but we expect some noticeable design changes.

Curved, a German technology magazine, posted a concept which envisions what the Apple TV and remote may look like. The design shows a touch-based remote, which looks similar to a scaled down iPod Touch, and a set-top box that includes design aspects that are similar to the iPhone 5S.


The concept for the new remote control features a touch interface and a home button. The device would allow users to access and control specific channels like Netflix, along with standard video and music playback controls directly from the screen on the remote.

The main attraction is the revamped remote control, completely redesigned as a touch device that might be wirelessly rechargeable via Apple TV. iPhone 5 / 5s / 5c are still functioning as remote controls as well. Additionally, a separate App Store for Apple TV should be available. With 9,8 x 9,8 cm, it comes in the same size as the 2-year-old 3rd generation, but will be even thinner with 1,67 cm.

The design and hardware specifications of the next-generation Apple TV are still unclear, but the concept points to a shinier finish in white or black with gold and slate accents.

Rumours have suggested that Apple will release an upgraded Apple TV in the spring, bringing with it various improvements including an upgraded processor and even its own App Store. The set-top box may also get additional content as the company continues investigating partnership opportunities with cable companies.

[via Cult of Mac]

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  • fmgasparino

    looks good, but why would you have to worry about an extra device for that?

  • Stroodle

    I guess you might be able to tuck your ATV away if the remote was internet based – I always found you needed a good line of site for the remote to work – the remote app worked better because of the connectivity but was very “sensitive” while swipping etc. Look forward to seeing the new product!

  • Nick

    That’s a good question. Since Apple already has a remote app for iOS its hard to see them releasing a remote like that, unless they can add exclusive features to the remote.

  • Al

    Curved has absolutely no understanding of Apple’s design principles. There is no way in hell that Apple will complicate a UID like that.

  • EricaHurst

    ok and

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  • fmgasparino

    Well, turns out a new remote exists but it’s not a glass screen like the rumours. I still thing having it on the phone is a must. Hopefully apple is working on the support for that…