Brian X. Chen, writing for The New York Times:
When Apple introduces its new TV box this summer, the remote control will gain a touch pad and also be slightly thicker than the current version, according to an employee briefed on the product, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the device was confidential.
My only hope is that Apple doesn’t remove IR from the set top box. I know there’s a lot of people that absolutely hate IR and would prefer Bluetooth or some other wireless technology, but I am obsessed with my Logitech Harmony remotes. And, I don’t want to give up the ability to control my entire home theater setup with a single remote.