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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DBZmusicboy01, Aug 16, 2012.
I think that's the reason why.
It can be used as a remote.
Stop with these stupid threads.
The current iPhone can be used as a remote.
There is no "reason" to go with a bigger screen. As in, it's not for the sake of some new killer feature.
How? I thought TV remotes used infra-red (IR) and I see no such device in my iPhone.
Well, if Apple is going to sell its own TV set, they could go for a bluetooth remote, couldn't they?
The current iPhone remote app will operate the Apple TV
Any new Apple TV product could be powered the same way without a bigger phone
Why are my threads stupid? And how do you even remember my user name if I haven't posted in a week. At least we're passing the time.
Because it is stupid to think that using the iPhone as a remote is priority for apple, and because of this they will make the screen larger.
As mentioned the current phone can be used as a remote just fine, a bigger screen is not needed. That said, a phone, tablet, or any other touch screen device makes a horrible remote. With your traditional remote you can use it without having to look at it. It may sound silly but looking down at your remote every time you want to change the volume or channel will get real old real quick.
There is also wifi.... I use my phone to control a Sony blueray.
Bigger screen? HA
You are 100% correct.
These two threads should explain it:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1379454 - thread where you had a dream about the iPhone
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1378476 - thread regarding your foot fetish
Jony Ive: How the hell am I going to make this TV remote app work properly on this 3.5" screen??? IT CANT BE DONE!!!
..2 weeks later..
Ive: Ummmm Mr Cook...the TV remote app just wont work on a 3.5" screen.
TC: Well then Jony, MAKE THE SCREEN BIGGER, DAMMIT! NOW GET OUT OF MY OFFICE.
The 4" iPhone is born...And the remote app looks outstanding!
I see. The comment didn't specify Apple TV only. The wa I read it made it seem like you could just grab your iphone and control any TV anywhere.
Right, they will increase the iPhone screen size, invest tons in new R&D for the new hardware, make changes in iOS to accomodate the new size, make all developers update their apps for the new screen size all so that the iPhone can be used as a remote for an alleged iTV.
Yep, make perfect sense...
I use my TV remote to change the channels, etc. Why in the world would you use a phone for that ??
On the basis of the incremental increase in length how many more iterations of the model before two could be used as chopsticks?
Stupid Stupid Stupid......
The title of the comment says iTV and implies an Apple branded TV to me
I don't see any incentive for Apple to create functionality in the iPhone to control TVs not made by Apple
Is this OP for real??
Unless the user can talk to it and tell it to turn down the volume. Don't even have to touch it actually just have it near you.
This is an interesting (and I am assuming playful) theory. Too many people take **** from an Apple fan thread seriously. Jesus.
If Apple brought us a universal remote right in our phones I see plenty of incentive. Another reason to buy an iPhone. I no longer need a Logitech harmony (or insert other universal remote here).
I understand that now, but the initial comment that I quoted and replied to did not specify that. But you have made it clear. I misread it. My mistake. You are right and I am wrong. Happy now?
It'll certainly vary with personal preference but I have absolutely 0 interest in talking to my TV. TV remotes work fine, no need to reinvent the wheel. Done correctly I can see some merit in motion based control but having the tech to make it sensitive enough is probably going to take a while.
Interesting thought. If an 'iTV' really is in the pipeline, we're going to be able to control it with our idevices for certain, and with a keypad, d-pad and everything, they need all the space they can get. But while that thought must have crossed the minds at Apple, I'm pretty sure it's not the reason for the larger screen.