Apple HDTV: 42-inch OLED Display, Siri, Face Recognition, Spring 2012 Release Date (Rumor)

Ever since Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography revealed that the late Apple CEO claimed he had “cracked” the television interface, have rumors of an Apple HDTV a.k.a iTV, begun to circulate.

TechnoBuffalo: Apple iTV set for Spring release, boast Siri and up to 42-inch OLED screen

Now the latest come the way of a major electronics retailer who had the following details to share with TechnoBuffalo: “Speaking on conditions of anonymity, the source said they’ve seen “gorgeous, very thin” pre-production versions of the set in person, and that they employ OLED panels at various sizes up to 42-inches.”

In addition to Siri, the source also added that it had facial recognition technology and let you us your other iOS devices like the iPad, iPod touch and iPhone as remote controllers. And that’s not all:

“Our source said Apple is exploring the notion of using the set to control other connected devices in the home; think along the lines of ovens that pre-heat while you’re watching TV before dinner, and garage doors that can be closed by voice command while you sit on the couch. No details were given as to whether Apple would consider manufacturing such devices, though given their history, a “Made for iPod” style accessory program would be a natural fit for a TV-based connected home system.”

Given that the iPad 3 is expected to release sometime in March or April, it will be interesting to see if Apple really squeezes in such a product around the same time.

In Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography, the late Apple co-founder did claim he’d “cracked” the television interface, and rumors of an Apple television have certainly picked up steam ever since.

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