“We reported last fall that a revamped Apple TV set-top-box is in the works, and then we learned earlier this year that the new box would likely be introduced in the first half of 2014,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac.

“Sources said at the time that the new model would be redesigned (at least on the inside) and would sport new content (perhaps a true App Store or gaming functionality),” Gurman reports. “Since that time, sources indicated that internal prototypes for the new device include AirPort Express-like functionality, a form of enhanced iOS gaming integration, and a TV tuner component for connecting to existing cable setups.”

Gurman reports, “Now, we have located a reference to the next-generation Apple TV inside of iOS 7 software builds.”

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