According to an USB analyst, by way of AppleInsider…
We also expect new touchscreen video iPods, more phones and possibly even TVs in the future,” he added. “With regard to the iPhone, we expect Apple to have a full line of phones from $150 to $600 available for purchase at multiple retailers in several geographies within three years, just like it did for iPods.
I don’t know about you, but the idea of getting off the couch to control the television (how retro!) doesn’t appeal to me. Having played with a variety of touch screen remotes, I can also say they don’t appeal either — I prefer tactile feedback and the ability to control the set without looking at the remote.
However, I do see a general need for an improved touchscreen interface/experience and look forward to checking out Multi-touch on the iPhone, plus any (rumored) video iPod or Mac tablet that hit the market.