Will Apple’s long rumored television set ever see the light of day? Who knows. But Sam Beckett’s new concept video shows off some of the awesome things that might be possible with a full sized Apple TV. It shows off scheduling recordings, swiping between channels, and of course, Siri integration. The best thing about it all? It’s fully controlled using an iPad mini…


What do you think about Beckett’s concept? Would it be enough to sell you on an Apple Television?


  • Bob

    So Apple TVs will be shipping with free iPads as remotes?

    • Tavish Satrom

      Yup! Apple TV 50″ for $4,999 comes with free ipad. 42″ for $3,999 ipad sold separately.

    • It’d be nice if iTV came with a simple remote controller, like the Apple TV controller, and if you have an iPhone or iPad you can use it like on the video

  • I like this alot!

  • Too complicated.

    • Kyle Adams

      Are you serious? This is so cut and dry and beautifully executed.

    • Rick Roberts


  • Like all of his other concepts, it looks flawless.
    I do wonder how you would use it without an iPad… Maybe a more advanced remote?

    • An iPhone (or iPod) is the perfect shape and size to use as a remote in my opinion…

      • RyanFoley

        You can’t just assume the buyer owns an iPad, iPhone or an iPod, though

      • Nothing stopping Apple from making a remote control app though is there? Unless of course there is no truth in these rumours…

      • Brian Vidal✞

        As if there isn’t one already?

  • Most of this is pretty good – but I doubt all the full potential of these TV sets will be realized until generation 3-4. It would be nice to be able to completely control all iOS devices with voice – like: Siri, play next “new” youtube video or Siri, read all of my “new” messages. Or Siri, read my new emails. Or are there any new Tweets? Yes, well read them – open the link – read the article. Blah Blah. Siri, connect to home sharing and play Sherlock episode 3. Siri send out a mass message… you get the point. OFF TOPIC!!!

    • So would you also post reviews that way? E.g Siri write a review saying this was the worst film I have ever seen and then turn off the tv…

  • Aaron James Needles

    I think that it would need to come with its own tablet instead of relying on a current device but still be able to use another ios device!

  • I think I’ll wait until Apple TV 2 comes out with the retina display!

    • Eric Brown

      @ Matt – LOL!!! Exactly! That would be soooooooo “Apple” to do that!

      • As much as I’d hate to disagree with you both there I can’t. However what I will say is that it would be foolish to launch an actual television without a HD (retina™) display…

  • I’m just starting to hear “CONCEPTS… CONCEPTS… CONCEPTS TO EVERYONE” in Oprah Winfrey voice…

  • Eric Brown

    There are two flaws I noticed in this “concept”…..

    1) no mention of integration of a computer inside (i.e. Mac)

    2) no mention of using streaming internet data only coupled with your local broadcast HD Television. I’m a “cable cutter” and certainly would NOT purchase a TV that required me to buy COMCAST Cable service to use it.

    • The problem is noone anywhere can secure licenses for good content. Take Netflix for example, in the UK it’s content is severely lacking compared to the US content. It is like this so much that irrespective of the legality (I’m not sure if it is actually legal) I find myself using a US VPN…

  • these concepts take a lot of work to make. Good job!

  • commun5

    This concept is too network and cable-company centric; the Apple TV functions are pretty much the same as those on a cable remote, but with better icons, and no one is going to buy an iPad just to have a touch-capable remote. The Apple TV can only be successful [at least in the United States, anyway] if it frees people from television monopolists at the content-provider and/or cable company levels.

  • Gorgonphone


  • Amazing! need to see this with an iphone..

  • Kenny Woodard

    It would be neat, but I don’t think the general public would be able to afford this type of luxury and integration of technology. It would be hard for people to dish out mega bucks for this product. Especially when you can get the same size TV’s for a fraction of the cost that Apple will try to sell them at. And all you will really gain by having the Apple TV, is just an integrated touch screen remote. You an get a 48-50″ tv with a beautiful display for 1500$ and that’s on the high side. I don’t see Apple getting away with charging 4200$-5000$ on their TV’s. You can get a used car for that much money.

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  • Why isn’t this man working at Cupertino?

  • I bought my samsung smart tv 7 series 4 months ago.. It cost a fortune.. It has an outstanding resolution, but the internet sucks. So do the remote and everything else that comes with it. Ofcourse i will by the iTv, apple never makes you dissapointed. It looks awesome 😀

  • Vince Reedy

    Problem is, you would only get 1 or 2 of these features every 2 years if Apple is in control.