Along with new iPhones and Apple Watch Series 3, Apple is widely expected to unveil a fifth-generation Apple TV tomorrow with support for 4K video output and streaming.
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A fifth-generation Apple TV with support for 4K video output and streaming will be most likely announced next Tuesday alongside new iPhones and we now have a better idea about the 4K streaming requirements and resolution standards that the device will support.
With just a few days left until Apple's big reveal on Tuesday, speculation as to what the company may or may not announce has pretty much approached fever pitch. Without further ado, this is what we expect at Apple's landmark September 12 Steve Jobs Theater event.
Aside from officially announcing iPhone 8, 7s and 7s Plus models along with Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE next month, Dow Jones is now reporting that the rumored September 12 event should also serve as a launchpad for a new, 4K-capable Apple TV set-top box.
Apple is going to announce the highly anticipated tenth anniversary iPhone, tentatively named “iPhone 8,” along with Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE on Tuesday, September 12, with a media event scheduled to take place at its new headquarters, dubbed Apple Park.
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said today that Apple will unveil a 4K-capable Apple TV set-top box alongside new iPhone and LTE-enabled Apple Watch models at a media event in September.
According to some rather curious findings that iOS developer Guilherme Rambo recently unearthed from the leaked HomePod firmware, Apple's fifth-generation Apple TV set-top box with HDR 10, Dolby Vision and 4K resolution support is in the works.
An unreleased model of the Apple TV set-top box running tvOS 11, the next major revision to the device's operating system, has appeared in developer logs, as first spotted by co-founder and programmer at Firi Games, a Dutch studio that creates games for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. A device carrying the “AppleTV 6,2” identifier reportedly uses an IP address suggesting it's being tested in Cupertino.
Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is testing a next-generation Apple TV media-streaming box that will have native 4K video output and other improvements.
The new set-top box is said to release “as soon as this year,” according to sources familiar with the development who spoke with reporter Mark Gurman.
Internally codenamed “J105,” a fifth-generation device will be capable of 4K streaming and should support “more vivid colors,” indicating support for the wide color gamut feature that Apple already introduced in latest iPads and iPhones.
The fourth-generation Apple TV has been available for less than two months and already talk is turning to a next-generation model.
A new report by DigiTimes, a hit-and-miss Taiwanese trade publication, cites unnamed supply chain sources as saying that a fifth-generation Apple TV with a brand new CPU and a heat-dissipation solution is entering into trial production in December and volume production in the first quarter of 2016.