“Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that the subscription internet TV service Apple’s been trying to get off the ground since 2009 appears to be finally headed to market,” John Paczkowski reports for BuzzFeed.
“And now sources familiar with the company’s plans tell BuzzFeed News that a successor to its dusty and recently discounted Apple TV set top box is headed to market as well,” Paczkowski reports. “Apple intends to show the device off at its annual World Wide Developers Conference in June along with a long-awaited App Store and a software development kit to help developers populate it.”
“Expect an updated design and new innards: the company’s latest A8 system-on-chip — or a variant of it: a dramatic increase in on-board storage to accommodate app[s] — well beyond the 8GB in the current device; and an improved operating system that will support Siri voice control of Apple TV, and enable it remotely for a selection of Homekit-enabled home automation devices, as earlier reports have suggested,” Paczkowski reports. “Presumably it will also feature a new remote.”
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MacDailyNews Take: To debut with Apple’s new “skinny” Internet TV bundle(s), presumably. This is going to be a momentous WWDC! We are so ready for this!
(We’re also ready for a remote that isn’t designed to disappear into furniture crevices.)
Note: This all-new Apple TV could be unveiled at WWDC and immediately go on sale or the Apple TV SDK could be released for developers to prepare apps for the new Apple TV to be released in autumn alongside Apple’s expected Internet TV service.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Kevin D.” for the heads up.]