According to John Paczkowski over at AllThingsD, Barkleys analyst Ben Reitzes explores an alternative on how Apple could still disrupt the TV industry with a remote control. The idea is that iOS devices can control what is happening on the TV.
An iPad could be used as virtual keyboard to do email on the TV. Th iPad can already today throw video on the TV via an Apple TV box. A unified remote that offers seamless access to internet, streaming video, TiVo and live cable television could be a break through thing. Actually Nintendo is about to deliver this in the Wii U with their TVii service.