iPhone May Function as Universal Remote Control

iPhone Universal Remote

Apple recently filed for a patent that would turn a mobile phone into a “universal remote control [that] needs no special knowledge about the appliance,” according to the patent filing.

Basic concept drawings (shown right – click the image for a larger view) show a device shaped much like Apple’s iPhone.

That means you might be able to use your iPhone to control your TV and computer, to navigate through PowerPoint slide show presentations, and even to maneuver through Apple’s iTunes store.

“The mobile phone can be used to control popular programs such as iTunes,” Apple wrote in the patent filing.

The question is will this feature be available on the iPhone in June or will we have to wait for iPhone 2.0?

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