An alleged code leak for iOS 14 that has been making rounds today apparently includes strings and mentions which suggest that Apple may be working on a brand-new remote for its Apple TV media streamer that could potentially replace the oft-criticized Siri Remote.
9to5Mac has the report:
The iOS 14 code seen by 9to5Mac also includes new details about changes to the Apple TV. Prior versions of tvOS 13 code have revealed that Apple is working on a new Apple TV box, but iOS 14 also includes the tidbit that there will also be a new Apple TV remote.
The uncovered code strings don’t reveal any additional information beyond the upcoming Apple TV remote aside from its apparent existence. However, Apple could choose not to release the accessor at all or postpone the new remote until a later date.
It’s unclear whether the new remote would work with the existing fourth-generation Apple TV HD and the fight-generation Apple TV 4K, which ship with the Siri Remote that uses Bluetooth and features sensors for tilt gaming and a touch-sensitive surface at the top. Older Apple TV models used Apple’s infrared remote limited to basic navigation and media control.
This related tidbit from AppleInsider is interesting, too:
On the Apple TV, it is also claimed there will be a permanent option to enable a HomePod stereo pair to be used as the AirPlay 2 output for the set-top box.
Apple should preview the upcoming iOS 14, macOC 10.16, watchOS 7 and tvOS 14 updates at its Worldwide Developers Conference that should take place this summer. However, it’s looking increasingly likely that a physical gathering in San Jose could be cancelled in favor of virtual meetings and presentations due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
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