Apple TV Standing

Apple is going to unveil a new set-top box in June with a redesigned remote control, according to The New York Times. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the publication says the new remote will feature a touchpad for scrolling, at least two physical buttons, and it will be thicker in size than the current aluminum Apple TV remote.

We’ve heard multiple reports now¬†indicating that Apple is planning to release new TV-related hardware this summer. The device is expected¬†to¬†be introduced at the World Wide Developers Conference with an updated, slimmer design, the faster¬†A8 chip,¬†and an increase in storage to house an¬†upgraded OS and App Store downloads.

Apple seemingly confirmed¬†the¬†narrative¬†in March, when¬†it dropped the price tag of the current Apple TV from $99 to $69 and added the context ‘starting at,’ suggesting other models are in the pipeline. There has also been fluctuation in inventory of the current Apple TV‚ÄĒwhich is common for a product line with¬†an impending update.

In addition to its ‘remote’ scoop,¬†The New York Times corroborates previous reports that Apple is also talking to leading television¬†groups to launch¬†an Internet-based TV service later¬†this year.¬†“The service will offer a bundle of channels that is smaller and cheaper than the broad catalog of offerings in a typical cable subscription.”

WWDC is slated for June 8 Р12.

Source: The New York Times