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Apple iTV with Siri and iPhone 5 release date are latest tech rumors

ipad2031111_optBY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Rumors about the upcoming launch of the iPad 3 and iPhone 5 are already surrounding Apple, and now the company is reportedly looking for partners with their Apple iTV.

The Globe and Mail reports that Apple has been in talks with Canadian TV companies Bell Canada and Rogers Communications for their project, and one report says the prototype is already in their labs.

The report says personal assistant Siri may be incorporated into the TVs to help viewers with programming selections. The television set and on-screen keyboard would be controlled by a viewer’s voice or hand movements. Techie Insider reports that rumors have ranged from 32 to 50 inch screens for an Apple TV.

According to Fortune Tech, analyst Peter Misek said, "An iTunes-type model is the most likely scenario as Apple will pay less for non-exclusive content, provide access to a broader range of content and package everything with a superior user interface and ecosystem.”

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Meanwhile, according to Digi Times, Chinese language newspaper Commercial Times has reported that Apple is expected to unveil a new iPhone 5 at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. It is said to contain glass to glass touch panel technology. And the Huffington Post reports that Japanese blog Macotakara says the new iPad 3 should arrive in March.

PCMag.com reports that Best Buy has been sending out a customer survey including a question about an "all-new 42-inch Apple HDTV" priced at $1,499 with a 1080p LED flat panel display, works with iPhones and iPads for remote controls, and connects to Apple's iCloud, iTunes, and the App Store.

 

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