Apple iBox is Both a New 7 Inch iPad and Set Top Box

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Straight from ADR Studio, the crew that delivered many Apple concepts now comes the iBox. This device seems to be a combo between a 7 inch iPad Mini and a set top box solution. Coming in 2012, this product will be the core of your living room and your study, wherever a TV is found, actually…

The iBox acts as a set top box and a touch device, sporting a 7 inch display and serving as the remote and more for the HDTV you own. Siri allows you to command your TV through the iBox and you can also change channels, record a show, find a movie based on your mood and all of that while interacting with iTunes. iBox also connects to the iPad and iPhone, so you’re able to also place calls through it and even video calls from the TV are enabled via FaceTime.

There’s also the iMove app that teaches gesture commands and gets support from the TV, much like some sort of reworked Kinect. The TV experience controlled by a 7 inch set top box tablet, that unifies the iPhone, iPad and iMac sounds like a pretty good idea, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see if there will be an Apple iTV television set or not, in the end.

[via ADR Studio]