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Hi everyone. Today I want to talk about a new Apple TV that Apple is working on right now. Actually, Apple is working on two different models – but, today I want to talk about one of them, as I am still collecting and verifying some information about the other model. Let’s get down to business!
Apple currently offers two Apple TV models: A 4K Apple TV with an A12 Bionic chip that starts at $179 and an HD Apple TV with a ridiculously old A8 chip that starts at $149.
As you can see, the HD Apple TV is a terrible deal considering that for $30 more, you can buy a 4K model instead of a 1080p model with an eight-year-old processor.
Apple clearly needs to launch a cheaper model to replace this one, but I’ll cover that in another story.
New Apple TV for 2022
This new Apple TV is meant to replace the current 4K model. It’ll feature an A14 chip, 4K support, 4GB RAM, and 32GB of storage.
Apple is indeed working on a new Siri Remote for the Apple TV, but my sources suggest that the only difference between the new model and the current one is that Apple wants to add Find My capabilities, which is great news for people who always lose the TV remote.
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Knowing Apple, Find My could be a $10 or $20 upgrade over the current Siri Remote that customers can select during the checkout process.
I’ve also heard that Apple is working on gaming features for the Apple TV, but I’m unaware of any for this model. The price is said to be around $179.
This new Apple TV will ship with tvOS 16, something Apple didn’t talk about during the recent Worldwide Developers Conference. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t improvements over tvOS 15. Let me tell you about them:
tvOS 16’s New Features
Matter: Matter was introduced by Apple at the last WWDC and is the company’s new smart home standard. It will allow compatible accessories to work together. It will work with some major smart-home manufacturers like Amazon and Google. Matter requires a hub to control accessories in the Home app, and it could be this new Apple TV that Apple is working on.
Expanded game controller support: the company is allowing more Bluetooth gaming controllers to work with an Apple TV. The most important of all is the inclusion of Nintendo Switch controllers.
Multi-user capability: Apple introduces some changes and improvements, such as separately stored credentials.
Cross-device connectivity: tvOS will apparently allow developers to integrate their tvOS apps with other devices such as iPads, iPhones, or Apple Watches to create a better experience for the user.
I don’t know why Apple didn’t talk about tvOS at the last Worldwide Developers Conference. There are very interesting improvements, and I suspect the company will talk about all of them when it unveils the new Apple TV. People familiar with the matter suggest that we’ll see it during an event in September this year.
Personally, I’m waiting to get the new “cheap” Apple TV, and if it sells for less than $100, it’ll be a hit. But I’ll tell you more about it in a different article.
Let me know what you think about this in the comments below. I hope you found this article helpful. As always, have a fantastic day.