A new, updated version of the Apple TV looks set to provide a boost for gaming, but it will dampen hopes for a cheaper version of the streaming set-top box, based on this new report.
The latest update from famous Apple whistleblower Mark Gurman on his Turn on (opens in new tab) newsletter states that the next new model will have an A14 power CPU boosted as well as an extra gigabyte of RAM.
codename J255The report doesn’t add any more information to the rumor of a new Siri remote powered by a discovery in iOS 16, but the two things together certainly make it seem like a new model is on the cards.
Gaming is becoming an increasing focus for Apple, and these improvements look set to deliver improved performance and features for the company’s increasingly impressive Apple Arcade subscription service.
The improved spec sheet may, however, end the chances of a cheaper version of the device, which we advocate here.
Hopes were raised of an economic model after a report by well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, which claimed that a new Apple TV would be launched in the second half of 2022 at a significantly lower asking price.
With tvOS 16 barely registering at WWDC 2022 earlier this year, the Apple TV was seen as a somewhat overlooked platform by fans of the device, but these new rumors of a new model should at least assuage any fears it’s about to be. to be abandoned.
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The prospect of Apple releasing a less expensive version of its streaming box is something we’ve been waiting for here at for some time.
With support for high frame rate HDR and seamless integration with other Apple devices, we said the Apple TV 4K (2021) is one of our favorite devices to watch at home.
However, its high asking price of $199 puts it out of reach for many home theater enthusiasts, and with Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K Max being offered for just $44.99 alongside a host of other boxes competitors under $100, it can be hard to recommend it strongly.
However, one of the Apple TV’s main separators from other rival streaming devices is its ability to play quality games, and this potential new overhaul will likely set it even further apart from its rivals on that front, with the promise of even better graphics. on boards should sport the super-fast A14 processor.