In May, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that a new Apple TV would be released in the second half of 2022. Last month, BloombergMark Gurman also said that a new Apple TV was “ever closer” and “could be released this year.”

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With a new version of Apple TV potentially on the horizon, here are four rumored features and changes for the streaming box.

  • fastest chip: Gurman said the new Apple TV will be equipped with an A14 Bionic chip, which is also found on all iPhone 12 models and the fourth generation iPad Air. The updated chip will result in faster performance in apps and games compared to the current Apple TV 4K with an A12 Bionic chip.
  • Increased RAM: The next Apple TV will also have a 4GB RAM bump, up from 3GB in the current Apple TV 4K, according to Gurman. The memory boost would contribute to faster performance and responsiveness.
  • New version of Siri Remote: In the iOS 16 beta, code-level references to a new and unreleased version of the Siri Remote for the Apple TV were discovered. It’s unclear what new features the updated remote would have, but many customers expect the integration of the U1 chip for Find My support.
  • Lower price: The new Apple TV will have an improved cost structure, according to Kuo, who could result in a lower price for customers. The current Apple TV 4K starts at $179 with 32GB of storage, while the older Apple TV HD is still available for $149. By comparison, there are plenty of streaming devices from brands like Chromecast and Roku available for as little as $25 to $50.

The current Apple TV 4K was announced in April 2021 and released a month later. It’s rare for the Apple TV to receive a hardware upgrade in consecutive years, making it more likely to launch in 2023 than 2022, but both Kuo and Gurman are reliable sources and rumors suggest the new model would be an upgrade. minor. .

Gurman believes that a Apple event unlikely this Octoberso the new Apple TV is likely to be announced with a press release if it launches in 2022.

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