Along with particulars in regards to the new iPad and Apple Watch, Bloomberg additionally shed some gentle on the next Apple TV, which apparently may not be able to ship till subsequent yr. The Apple set-top field was final up to date in 2017, with the launch of the Apple TV 4K.
Proof of a new Apple TV hardware refresh has been circling round in iOS code for some time. Bloomberg says the brand new Apple TV will embody a sooner chip for improved gaming efficiency (the present Apple TV options an A10X chip). The positioning additionally says that it’s going to embody an ‘upgraded distant management’ and a Discover My characteristic to make it simpler to find a distant when it goes lacking in the home.
The present Apple TV distant is the goal of a lot criticism, and many purchasers have been demanding a brand new one since 2015 when the Siri Distant debuted. Many customers discover utilizing the trackpad finicky and laborious to navigate, particularly for performing gestures like fifteen-second skip. The trackpad can also be very straightforward to brush unintentionally when it’s sitting on the couch, disrupting the TV viewing expertise.
Sadly, as we speak’s Bloomberg report doesn’t give any coloration on how the brand new distant will probably be upgraded. Apple has technically already revved the Siri Distant; the 2017 ‘replace’ added a gyroscope and a raised white ring across the Residence button. Clearly, lots of people are hoping for greater modifications.
One other widespread grievance with the present distant is that it’s so small it’s straightforward to misplace, or fall down the again of the couch.
Bloomberg says that Apple goes so as to add Discover My integration for the upcoming distant. This can enable customers to find it if it goes lacking, in all probability by including a speaker to the distant and permitting customers to ping it from the Discover My app like you possibly can when making an attempt to trace down a misplaced iPhone or iPad.
In April, 9to5Mac reported that the software program stack for Apple TV and HomePod was now one and the identical. This appears to mirror inside engineering shakeup, as Bloomberg says the corporate has merged the groups engaged on HomePod and Apple TV as a part of a wider good residence push.
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