A New Apple TV
Another product that Apple is rumoured to be very close to releasing is a new souped-up Apple TV. While this didn’t make an appearance at WWDC either, it’s probably not a big enough deal to take up time in a formal presentation.
After all, at this point the Apple TV 4K is more than powerful enough for what most people are using it for, which is streaming video, and while it’s a little bit sluggish with some Apple Arcade games, it’s still not too bad overall.
Of course, an A12-equipped Apple TV with more storage would be a very welcome arrival for Apple TV gamers, and with Apple’s increasing focus on gaming — this year its even gone so far as resurrect game center and add advanced game controller support, it seems inevitable that a more gamer-focused set-top box is in the works, and under the circumstances we actually were pretty surprised that Apple didn’t unveil the new Apple TV at WWDC on the basis of offering gamer-centric features for developers to work with. In fact, even tvOS barely got a mention outside of HomeKit-related features.
Still, we suspect this is something Apple will be saving for a bigger announcement somewhere along the way, even if it just comes out via press release, and it’s possible that there are some features lurking in tvOS 14 to support the new features and hardware that have yet to be revealed.