- Dec 20, 2017
My prediction is that if there’s any new model in the works it’ll launch alongside the iPhone/Apple Watch in September 2020 just as the current one did in 2017.
HDMI 2.1 can be useful for video streaming:Specs are basically only for games, and if you’re not interested in that I can’t imagine there being anything new for streaming movies
As far as I know they still support Apple 3 which is 5 or 6 years old. You don’t get new features that are based on hardware but my ATV 3 worked 6 months ag. I have 2 TV’s and purchased an ATV last month. If a new one comes out and it has features I want I’ll get rid of the 3 and move the one I just bought to the other TV. Yes, I think Apple’s secrecy is extreme, as in extremely stupid. Lot of people don’t buy an Apple product because a year or more has gone by and past history says it’s time for a refresh. And then they don’t release a new model and some people ditch the Apple brand. Being told as little as ‘Yes a new model is coming’ or ‘No a release is not in the near future’ would probably lift sales because people would quit waiting if there was no release coming soon and buy the current product.Or if they want a new streaming device and buy something other than Apple then the lost sale is squarely on Apple and their overwhelming desire not to tell people.But the current model it’s 2 years old . Since when will Apple support it’s software ?
I want to buy an Apple TV 4K 3 months now , but I hear the rumours for a new model and i m still waiting .
Honestly I don’t know what to do , I need a tv streamer ASAP but I would like to buy the new one , if ever going to be a new one !!
There’s not going to be a new one soon. If there was going to be it would’ve been introduced this fall. It’s gonna be a at least a year before we get a new one. And that’s assuming they’ll be a need for a new one.I scoured everywhere for a sale on the 4K box and couldn’t find one. You’d think with the TV service they would want to push the box more or at least get rid of old stock. My third generation Apple TV is started to die and I’m trying to hold off in hopes a new one comes soon.
We just upgraded to the AppleTV 4K from our old AppleTV 3 and we are very happy with the upgrade. (Even though our TV is not 4K).I scoured everywhere for a sale on the 4K box and couldn’t find one. You’d think with the TV service they would want to push the box more or at least get rid of old stock. My third generation Apple TV is started to die and I’m trying to hold off in hopes a new one comes soon.
I doubt that. I betting that having the app on all the major smart TVs is helping the cause more. That along with the free year coming to all hardware purchases with exception of the Watch. Other hardware has always outsold the tv.New AppleTV 4k hardware would be a boost to sales - and would bring a lot more people to the AppleTV+ content available too.
If there was a new AppleTV ready to go last year then surely there's no reason why it can't get a launch this year especially when Apple have a TV service to promote. Maybe at WWDC if there's something software related that would tie into it - eg games?What's really needed is a new remote. Needs to support Siri (which the current one does fine) and must improve on the navigation as the swiping is so imprecise. Maybe add arrow keys as well as enhancing the touch pad? I find the 4K apple TV to be a superb centre for all my TV apps.
My top Apple TV tip is to get it 'hard wired' into your network via a CAT 5 cable. Don't rely on wifi. I'm using a power line gadget to get to my router and it works so much better than when on wifi.
No one knows when or even if a new Apple TV will be announced.Ok, I am looking to buy an Apple tv, but is it a good time to get one or I must wait. I am going to use it for music, hbo go, youtube and probably watch some streams.
You should be fine. The only consideration might be that no current iOS device support YouTube in 4K. If (and that's a big IF) Google switches to the AV1 codec, that may be supported by next-gen Apple devices since Apple is now part of the AV1 development alliance. I doubt the A10X in the current ATV 4K is compatible with AV1—especially at 4K HDR bitrates. These are educated guesses!Ok, I am looking to buy an Apple tv, but is it a good time to get one or I must wait. I am going to use it for music, hbo go, youtube and probably watch some streams.