“Supposedly, Apple was going to announce a new Apple TV at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June,” Amit Chowdhry writes for Forbes. “However, Apple reportedly held off on the Apple TV release in June due to concerns that it would constrain resources for the launch of iOS 9. There is speculation that Apple will unveil the new Apple TV device next month at the same event as the new iPhone announcement.”
“Some of the hardware improvements that are expected in the new Apple TV includes a faster A8 processor [dual-core variant] and additional flash storage,” Chowdhry writes. “But there are five rumors about the Apple TV that make it a highly anticipated streaming media device.”
5 major Apple TV leaks reveal radical overhaul:
1.) iOS 9 On Apple TV
2.) High-Tech Remote
3.) Siri Support
4.) App Store / Software Development Kit (SDK)
5.) Design Overhaul (thinner and wider than the current Apple TV)
Chowdhry writes, “Earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal published an article about how Apple is planning to launch a new Internet TV service — which would be integrated into the new Apple TV. Apple’s upcoming Internet TV service would include about 25 channels such as CBS, FOX, ESPN and FX. However, it sounds like there have been some setbacks in the licensing process so Apple’s Internet TV may launch next year instead.”
All 5 points above discussed in detail in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Hopefully, the whole shebang gets announced at once and rumblings to a delay in the over-the-top Internet TV component are nothing more that negotiating tactics from the content owners and/or Apple. It certainly would make it easier to sell the devices with it’s intended complement of features – especially if it’s going to carry a retails price over US$99..
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