Before Apple went ahead and unveiled the new AirPods Max, it was rumored the company could launch a new, upgraded Apple TV before the end of 2020. That didn't pan out, so all eyes are turned to 2021, where Apple could finally upgrade the set- top box in some worthwhile ways.
It's been a fair amount of time since Apple updated the Apple TV, and there were rumors 2020 could be the year it finally happened. But that didn't turn out to be the case.
Back in November, a leaker suggested Apple had one more surprise in store for 2020 -- a "Christmas surprise". And now that same leaker may have given us an answer before it happens.
According to a prominent leaker, the next Apple TV and a smaller $99 HomePod model will double as ultra-wide band (UWB) base stations capable of tracking the user's location as they walk around the house. This is going to require Apple's A1 chip for spatial awareness that will allegedly be built into the next Apple TV and the HomePod mini. In addition, the feature will require an U1-enabled device like one of the iPhone 11 or Apple Watch Series 6 models.
According to serial leaker Fudge, known on Twitter as @choco_bit, Apple has been developing multiple new models of its Apple TV media-streamer for the living room as the company's leadership looks to rival console gaming which is about to receive a major boost from the upcoming launches of the new PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman ran a story this morning discussing Apple's fall product blitz which allegedly includes a new pair of Apple-branded headphones, upcoming Apple Watch Series 6 models, a redesigned iPad Air tablet and a smaller HomePod smart speaker.
Bloomberg in today's report discussing Apple's fall product launch plans alleges that a next-generation Apple TV, currently in development, probably won't launch before 2021.
We could be in for another Apple production introduction soon, and this time around the Cupertino company is predicted to release an updated Apple TV model featuring the company's fast A12X Bionic processor that debuted in the 2018 iPad Pro.
According to a reliable tipster, Apple will release its own wireless game controller for the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac devices later this year or next year.
iOS 13.4 spelunking previously discovered evidence of a supposed hardware refresh for the Apple TV media streamer, allegedly centered around a faster chip and a redesigned Apple TV remote. And now, a fresh new rumor has it that the device will double its storage while the tvOS software is expected to pick up several new features, including Screen Time and Kids Mode.
The upcoming tvOS 14 software update may include a new feature making it easier to permanently select your audio output device. It could be used to enable a HomePod stereo pair to be used as the default AirPlay 2 output for your Apple TV media streamer.
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.