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Apple hopes to run rings round TV manufacturers

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By John Glenday, Reporter

April 4, 2013 | 1 min read

Apple is looking to disrupt the television sector with an unconventional approach to channel hopping, a ‘ring’ shaped remote which wearers can wield to manipulate their TV.

The device is the most eye catching piece of paraphernalia surrounding the tech giants long-awaited iTV, a 60 inch behemoth of a telly which wills set Apple disciples back by as much as $2,500.

Rumours suggest the iRing is a gesture based control device that will eliminate the need to have multiple slabs of plastic scattered around the couch by supplanting their function with much finger pointing.

For the money early adopters will also receive an iPad style tablet device to which users will be able to direct content from their main screen should they need to leave the living room.

Apple has yet to comment publicly on its plans for the television market.

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