Apple TV is one of the few products from the Cupertino company that doesn't feature either a touchscreen or touchpad, but that may change on June 8.
The all-new remote is said to include the "touch pad" for the purpose of scrolling, but also keep its two physical buttons, according an unnamed employee briefed on the product.
Apple TV's remote is likely to be thicker - which exactly no one will complain about. The current remote has an easily losable 5.8mm (0.2in) depth at its thickest point. It slips perfectly between two couch cushions.
Contrast with a Google TV remote
Don't expect too much complexity from the new Apple TV remote, even with a touchscreen as part of its design and more content options than ever to go with it.
No word on whether the remote will incorporate long-rumored gaming controls or a feature in which you can find your always-lost Apple TV remote with the new iPhone or Apple Watch. Now that would be handy.
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