As the days tick down to Apple’s media occasion on Wednesday September 9th, the flood gates have actually begun to open, permitting a growing number of leaked information making its method to rumor websites around the Internet. While reports have actually covered anything from brand-new iPhones to brand-new iPads, it’s the brand-new Apple TV 4 that has actually caught the attention for many. Coming five years after the last significant upgrade to the little set-top box, this brand-new Apple TV release is set to alter things considerably.
According to sources that have actually been talking to 9to5Mac, the brand-new Apple TELEVISION will include either 8GB or 16GB of storage for apps and media caching. While that might not seem like a lot, it’s worth bearing in mind at this point that the Apple TELEVISION will stream all its material from the Internet and thus storage must not be as big of a concern as on, say, an iPhone or an iPad.
Apple is said to be mulling over its options as to the release of various storage options for the Apple TELEVISION. According to those sources, Apple might opt to sell a $ 149 8GB model together with a $ 199 16GB variant, though it is likewise toying with the concept of a $ 149 16GB design and doing away with the lower-end 8GB model altogether.
No matter the storage, the brand-new Apple TV will sport the A8 CPU, which, while not Apple’s latest and greatest, is a far cry from the A5 chip used in existing Apple Televisions. That alone ought to see efficiency improved, and with App Store apps and Siri coming on board, the new Apple TELEVISION will need all the grunt it can get. The device is expected to come with the same ports on the back as previous generations and without 4K streaming capability. The latter is most likely to disappoint, particularly if there is any truth to reports of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus allowing 4K video recording.
As revealed in a previous rumor, the new Apple TV will showcase an enhanced remote with a touchpad at the top, and a volume rocker at the bottom along with two buttons for Siri and Home. The new report suggests the remote will not be silver however black to match the device itself, though it will still be constructed out of metal. The brand-new remote will also feature Wii-style motion control for gaming. Apple TELEVISION will also support third-party wireless bluetooth controllers for gaming.
In a separate report today, BuzzFeed declared that the brand-new Apple TELEVISION 4 will sport a brand new interface, will be powered by iOS 9 core and will include universal search. The universal search bit is fascinating because that would suggest a single look for a film or television show will not just return arise from Apple’s own iTunes Store, but also from other third-party shops set up on the device, like Netflix, Hulu and so on
. Apple TELEVISION 4 will likely deliver in October following its statement next week, and we cannot wait to see exactly what Apple’s little pastime can do next.
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