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New Apple TV to have Wiimote-like controller and brand new interface?

More information has emerged on Friday suggesting Cupertino may have great things in store for its new Apple TV set top box.

According to a TechCrunch report citing multiple sources, the next-gen set-top box will arrive rocking a redesigned remote with a Siri microphone, a touchpad and, interestingly, motion sensors.

The report  claimed there’ll be motion sensing abilities on several axis that will “put its control on par with the Nintendo Wii remote.”

That would open a huge range of possibilities in the gaming sector through voice input, trackpad, physical button and motion sensing controls.

With Apple reported to be including full fat iOS 9 on any new Apple TV product, its easy to summon a list of titles iPhone and iPad titles that would flourish on the larger screen.

While reaffirming much of what has been reported in recent months, the TechCrunch report claims the refreshed hockey puck will boast a brand new interface.

“The experience of using it is said to blow away the types of junky smart TV interfaces we’ve had to deal with so far. This is the first real Apple TV product,” writes the site’s Matthew Panazarino.

See also: 7 features we want to see on new Apple TV

As previous speculation has suggested Apple is likely to boast the A8 processor that powers the current-gen iPhones and promises graphics on a par with a Sony PS3.

According to the report, Apple may have been waiting until now to add “polish” before launching the box, which was thought to be arriving at WWDC earlier this year.

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