Apple's rumored upcoming Apple TV refresh will reportedly include a redesigned, slightly thicker remote with a touch pad.
When Apple introduces its new TV box this summer, the remote control will gain a touch pad and also be slightly thicker than the current version, according to an employee briefed on the product, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the device was confidential. The touch pad can be used for scrolling around and there will also be two physical buttons, the person said. The remote's thicker size is comparable to the remote control for Amazon's wireless speaker, the Echo, the person added.
As previously reported, Apple is widely expected to introduce a new version of the Apple TV in June, which would mark the device's first refresh since 2012. Additionally, Apple is also rumored to be working on a subscription TV service to debut this fall. In any event, it sounds like we might hear much more about these two TV-related products at WWDC 2015, which is set to kick off on June 8.
Source: The New York Times