Apple TELEVISION 4 hardware exposed: A8 chip, black remote, 8/16GB storage, very same ports, no 4K


The fourth-generation Apple TELEVISION, set to be revealed at an event on September 9th and launched in October, will feature a mix of brand-new and familiar hardware, according to reputable sources. While the brand-new device will sport a much faster processor than the existing Apple TV, a color-matched remote control, and a rather larger body, it will do not have support for 4K video streaming and have the same basic ports as the third-generation design…

… The existing Apple TV design, very first released in late 2010, has 8GB of internal storage for caching media, and the fourth-generation boxes in screening surprisingly vary from 8GB to 16GB of storage. We are told that Apple has thought about two rates methods: the simultaneous release of a $ 149 base model with 8GB of storage together with a $ 199 16GB model, or the release of the 16GB Apple TELEVISION alone at $ 149. In either case, Apple will provide a $ 149 Apple TV.

While the new Apple TV will include an App Store for deep assistance for video gaming, sources say that the limited storage provided by 8GB and 16GB flash memory is suitable for the new design, as all content outside of applications will be streamed directly from the Web. In addition, the brand-new Apple TV runs an iOS 9 core, and iOS 9 consists of several brand-new functions for decreasing the file size of App Store apps, consisting of the ability to load video games in level-sized chunks and stream instead of store videos within app binaries.

Sources suggest that the brand-new Apple TELEVISION will be powered by the A8 chip found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, being available in behind the A9-based iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. In iPhones, the A8 is notably less powerful than the A8X chip found in the iPad Air 2, which includes an added processing core and enhanced graphics. Still, the A8 is a significant upgrade from the single-core A5 chip in the present Apple TV, and might have been fine-tuned for improved efficiency offered the presence of guaranteed wall (rather than battery) power.

Besides touch assistance and motion control, we now understand a bit more about the new push-button control. Unlike the silver remote that includes the existing box, the brand-new remote will be a dark gray/black color to much better match the brand-new box’s visual. It will still be made from metal. Below the touchpad are a pair of tactile buttons (for Siri and the House button), in addition to rocker buttons assumed to control volume levels.

We have actually also discovered that the brand-new box includes the exact same ports as the present Apple TELEVISION box: consisting of a plug for power, a basic HDMI adapter, and a little USB port for repairing and connecting to iTunes on a Mac. We reported previously that the new Apple TV would look similar to the older design, but will be taller and thicker. We’re also informed that Apple is omitting 4K support for content streaming, as BuzzFeed earlier reported, and AirPlay, despite the new iPhones having the ability to shoot video in that ultra high-resolution format.

The new Apple TV will likewise consist of system-wide Siri support for universal search, as we explained in early August:

Speaking of search, it seems like among the factors behind making the new Apple TELEVISION software application directly based on iOS 9 is for its brand-new Proactive search assistance. In iOS 9, Proactive search brings new, more powerful and precise system-wide search support. As Jeremy Horwitz likewise kept in mind in March, among the greatest omissions from the current Apple TELEVISION is system-wide search assistance. For example, a user can not browse for “James Bond” and see outcomes throughout the iTunes Store, Netflix, the Crackle app, and the Apple Music library. Apple is said to be planning to repair that with the next-generation Apple TV software application, but we are informed that the business might wait to incorporate the new search features up until the Apple TV is occupied with third-party applications.

Altogether, the new Apple TV will be the first significant update to the device in a very long time, consisting of a revamped operating system, Siri support, App Store, pc gaming focus, and all-new touch-based remote. Stay tuned as we’ll have more information preceeding the September 9th occasion, where the brand-new iPhones with Force Touch will also be announced.Filed under: HomeKit,
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