"Hey Siri" support and possibly wireless charging case alongside AirPower charging mat.
Another Wii-Like Controller Patent For Distinguishing Infrared Light Sources
Apple has applied for yet another patent for a Wii-like controller device, this time for a remote control that can distinguish infrared light sources. Via hrmph:
The present invention can include remote control systems that can distinguish predetermined light sources from stray or unintended light sources, such as environmental light sources and/or reflections.
Earlier this month another patent application was uncovered for a Wii-like controller developed by Apple. As with all patent applications, this may not represent technology planned for any particular project, though recent job descriptions have listed "remote controls" as one of the technologies Apple is developing.
Raw Data: Patent Application 20080121782