A new Apple TV with four new features is expected this year.
Aside from the rumor of an imminent launch, Apple’s streaming hardware may have several new features in the mix. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says the device may come with the A14 chip, which is the same as the iPhone 12 series and the 4th-generation iPad Air. The upgrade makes streaming videos and playing games smoother than its predecessor.
The new device gets 4 GB of RAM, compared to 3 GB on the Apple TV 4K. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says it may have a lower price tag to entice consumers. For reference, the Apple TV 4K costs $179, while the older model costs $149. Finally, there may be a new and improved Siri remote, with rumors pointing to integrated Find My support with the U1 chip.
Gurman says an October event is highly unlikely, meaning the new device may launch along with a press release.