Apple’s first wearable device, the Apple Watch, has been unveiled but it looks like there’s some functionality that wasn’t detailed by the company at the September 9th event. For example there’s an unannounced music app that was spotted recently but was not mentioned during the event. Now word comes straight from Apple CEO Tim Cook himself that the Apple Watch will have the ability to control the company’s set-top box called the Apple TV.
Cook revealed this during an interview with Bloomberg. “I love operating my Apple TV from the watch,” he said, adding that “I don’t have to worry anymore about the remote falling through the cushions of the sofa.”
At that point the interviewer remarks that Apple hasn’t shown off this application to the public as yet. Cook responded by saying that he has a “little advance copy.” He dropped another hint about what else the Apple Watch may be able to control. Apart from the Apple TV the CEO said users will be able to “control other things as well.”
Its pure speculation at this point but its possible that the Apple Watch may have support for HomeKit, a new framework that Apple unveiled earlier this year that allows users to control connected devices across their entire home, which means that the smartwatch may even be able to control connected 0bjects like lights, locks, thermostats and more.
Apple Watch will be released for the public at some point in early 2015.
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