So what will the rumored new Apple TV 4 have in store? Read on for a summary of everything we know about Apple’s upcoming media player.
The next generation AppleTV will feature Apple’s A8 system-on-a-chip and a significant increase in internal storage that’ll eclipse the current 8GB included in the third-generation set-top box. It also will feature Bluetooth 4.2 and 802.11ac wireless for improved connectivity. It will run a modified version of the iOS 9 software that’s been tweaked for media playback and gaming.
Unlike the Roku devices and Amazon Fire TV, which have small footprints, the Apple TV 4 will be very similar to the current Apple TV 3. It will sport the familiar boxy appearance, but will be thicker and slightly wider due to the new internal hardware.
The new Apple TV may include an App Store with a native SDK for developers. This will be an Apple TV4-only feature and will not be rolled out to older Apple TV units.
It is probably ironic that the most exciting aspect of the new Apple TV will have nothing to do with watching videos, instead it will be the App Store. The ability to play your favorite iPhone and iPad games on the Apple TV is something we’ve been waiting for, ever since we got a glimpse of it thanks to the AirPlay mirroring features. You should also be able to switch back and forth between your iOS devices and the Apple TV with the handoff feature.
The Apple TV4 will have a focus on gaming with support for console-style, wireless controllers with pressure-sensitive buttons, D-pads, and joysticks. They will connect to the Apple TV via Bluetooth and not IR, which is used by game consoles such as the XBOX. These wireless controllers will be similar to the ones already available for the iPhone and iPad.
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