It's also easy to see how Apple's Siri technology could play a role in creating the "simplest user interface you could imagine" in a TV set. What could be simpler than talking to your TV when you want it to do something? Instead of punching buttons to fast forward through commercial breaks on programs recorded on your DVR, for example, you could just say, "Move forward three minutes."
Last month, the former president of Apple's product division, Jean-Louis Gassée, declared that the Apple smart TV "is exciting and so obvious it's got to happen." Steve Jobs' biography suggests that the co-founder of Apple felt that way, too.
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