Apple TV+ is primarily focused on original content. This leans into TV shows, films, and documentaries. However, there's still room for growth with a streaming service that doesn't appear too concerned with buying a large library of content.
Apple is doing interesting things with the Find My network. Earlier this month it opened things up to third-party accessories, and, of course, launched the AirTag item tracker. But Siri apparently thinks Apple isn't quite done just yet.
Multiple sources are reporting that Friday, May 21 is the day that the new, redesigned 24-inch iMac, iPad Pro and Apple TV 4K shall begin shipping to customers.
Apple plans to release its new iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5 and tvOS 14.5 software updates today around 10am PT / 1pm ET, bringing new features to iPhone, iPad and Apple TV customers.
The Apple TV hasn't been refreshed for nearly four years and the full-size HomePod speaker is no more. According to a new report, however, Apple is working on a new accessory that would provide some Apple TV and HomePod features along with a built-in camera for video calling.
The next Apple TV could introduce a new 120Hz display refresh rate option that would make gaming, watching high-frame-rate videos and navigating the user interface much smoother.
Apple TV+ is available in quite a few places across the globe. Unfortunately, South Korea isn't one of those locations. But that may be changing soon.
One of the complaints regarding the Apple TV is its remote. It's not well-received by a lot of people out there in the wild, and it's typically one of the only negative marks given to Apple's set-top box. But the company may be looking to right that ship with the remote's upcoming redesign.
Along with rumors swirling around that Apple is planning on introducing a new Apple TV set-top box, a new remote is expected to come along with it. And now tvOS is popping in to throw a reference our way to that potential future, too.
A new report has now corroborated last year's Bloomberg story that claimed Apple would be releasing an updated Siri Remote alongside the company's next Apple TV set-top box model.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS:The oft-criticized Apple TV remote is being redesigned. It could be called Apple TV Remote, not Siri Remote. Unclear if it'll work on older Apple TVs. Overhauling the Siri Remote
Citing people familiar with Apple's plans, 9to5Mac has learned that the Siri Remote that ships with the Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD is getting redesigned for the next model. An overhauled accessory reportedly sports a code-name that's different from the existing remote.
Details about this new Apple TV Remote are still unknown, but 9to5Mac’s sources have told us that this model is being developed under the code name 'B519,' which is quite different from the code name of the current Siri Remote — internally identified as 'B439.'
This has prompted the publication to speculate that the changes will be “significant” rather than cosmetic. “As the new Remote has an internal model number way above the current version, we believe the changes will be more significant,” reads the article.
A year ago, 9to5Mac discovered curious strings in the iOS 14 code indicating that the Cupertino tech giant could have a brand new remote for the Apple TV in the works.Siri Remote to become Apple TV Remote
In fact, it would appear that Apple may also have a name change in store for the Siri Remote because iOS 14.5 code appears to reference “Apple TV Remote” rather than “Siri Remote,” which is what the company used to call the accessory in pre-tvOS days.
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Bloomberg reported last September that Apple was working on an upgraded remote control for the next Apple TV. The new remote will apparently support Apple's Find My app to make it easier to find in case it gets lost or misplaced. As for the Apple TV itself, the next update is widely expected to feature a faster processor with much better graphics for improved gaming.
Whether or not Apple is going to launch a new Apple TV set-top box remains to be seen. But the latest changes Apple made behind the scenes could suggest something is changing in the near future.
We first heard about Kitbag, an upcoming film centered on Napoleon Bonaparte for Apple TV+, back in January of this year. The upcoming film will be directed by Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner), and star Joaquin Phoenix (Joker). And now we know who will be playing Josephine in the picture.