Typically, concepts designed by third-party Apple creators envision how devices will look and function with the bitten apple logo before they launch. But others go further and further and are inspired to plan solutions to complaints that users may have about a product, such as the concept of Apple TV remote which was released recently.
It’s no secret that for many, the Apple TV Remote is an uncomfortable accessory. Complaints about its inconvenient use in the dark and its few buttons are some of the main complaints. But aside, which is obvious to many, of 9to5mac they shared an alternative, that inspired by the seventh generation of iPod Nano for hardware and watchOS for software.
Imagine a classic and modern Apple Remote at the same time
This design takes into account all the buttons we need to control an Apple TV in the classic iPod Nano case. There are side volume buttons to control the audio output level, a side button that could be used to go back.
The sleep and wake button on the top could put the remote control to sleep to save battery on command. By pressing it to activate the remote, you can swipe up the screen to activate your real TV.
Considering how easy it is to lose a remote, Apple Remote, would have the ability to find with the Find My app
Thanks to its full multi-touch screen, the device could display different button layouts, which is one of the main advantages of the fact that the buttons are not mounted on the case. It may include a “Now Playing” screen so that no overlap takes over the content on your Apple TV.
Perhaps the best part about this remote concept is the screen dedicated to “continue watching”. Thus, it would be possible to start playing a program directly on the remote control instead of having to navigate through the screens of tvOS.
Finally, the concept proposes to take advantage of watchOS type software to obtain all the necessary components allowing various actions on Apple platforms. For example, You can authenticate purchases and rentals right on the remote with Touch ID and Apple Pay.
Without a doubt, this would be a much more powerful remote control, but also a candidate to outshine Apple TV itself.