Apple TV 2016

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by BeachChair, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. BeachChair macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2008
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    It seems this new Apple TV, while very enticing is being released with pretty modest specs.

    There already seems to be a bunch of more (or less) easy to add attractive upgrades in the pipeline:
    • 4k support
    • A9X cpu
    • 3D touch remote
    • Homekit hub
    • TV partnerships
    • Streaming service
    • Original content
    • (minijack in the remote ala PS4/Roku)
    Some of these are just me wishing, but some are already heavily rumored (homekit/partnerships/streaming/original content).

    Seems to me that Apple could have a very strong Apple TV related announcement some time around Q2-Q3 next year, maybe combined with an Apple Watch event.

    Again, I'm not ragging on the Apple TV we were just presented with, I can't wait to get my hands on it, and wont complain when I'm in a year's time will feel inclined to buy its successor.

    What do you guys think we have in store? :)
  2. arftech99 macrumors regular


    Oct 29, 2015
    MD, USA
  3. bpeeps macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2011
    I think we have a lot of fools worrying about obsolescense way too soon and confusing a rumored trial production with product release. The hysteria is funny though.
  4. MacFanBoi macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2009
    4K imo is a pipe dream for the next model unless Apple starts requesting content providers to start putting 4K tv shows and movies in the iTunes Store. Just before the atv3 launched Apple requested 1080p movies be added which were no use before since the atv2 only supported 720p output.
  5. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    I really think the sales of the new ATV are very strong. Apple probably realizes they can upgrade it every year and people will upgrade. I could see a new one next year, but would also not be surprised if there was not one.
  6. canyonblue737 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 10, 2005
    I bet the cycle is more like every 2 years and you can be 100% sure that when that next model comes it WILL have 4k and iTunes will offer 4k material for rent and purchase.
  7. 2010mini macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013
    This seems more likely. I dunno what all the fuss is over 4K right now. Pay a premium to upscale 1080p/720p content?? No thanks. Call me when networks start broadcasting 4K OTA.
  8. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
    #8's a bigger number. It must be better!
  9. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
  10. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    It'll be on iPhone event. By that time I'll enjoy this one for a full year. :)

    Guess your list has nailed everything apart from software side.
  11. tillsbury macrumors 65816

    Dec 24, 2007
    Yup, sounds fairly interesting. My atv4 will go into the bedroom or gym or study or somewhere else when the new one comes. Can't say I'm on the edge of my seat for most of those things though. Much more important that good apps start coming out for it.

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