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Rumors Persist of New Apple TV With Stronger Gaming Focus, Updated Remote, and Faster Chip Next Year

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In his Fully Charged newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman today briefly reiterated that Apple plans to release a new Apple TV with a stronger gaming focus, an updated remote, and a new processor at some point next year.


Gurman has previously indicated that Apple is working on a new remote with Find My-like capabilities, which would make it easier to find when misplaced. As part of the gaming focus, there have also been rumors that Apple may introduce a dedicated gaming controller for the Apple TV, but it remains unclear what it would look like.

Earlier this year, an anonymous leaker known as "Fudge" on Twitter indicated that Apple has prototyped new Apple TV models with variants of the A12 and A14 chips for faster performance; if true, it's unclear if Apple will ultimately settle on one chip or release two different models. Fudge added that Apple is planning to bring console-quality games to its Apple Arcade service that may not work with existing Apple TV models.

The new Apple TV is also rumored to have higher 64GB and 128GB storage capacity options, compared to 32GB and 64GB for the current Apple TV 4K model.

All of these potential features have been rumored several times by now, and the Apple TV 4K was released over three years ago, so odds are looking good for a new Apple TV next year. Keep an eye on our Apple TV roundup linked below for the latest rumors.

Article Link: Rumors Persist of New Apple TV With Stronger Gaming Focus, Updated Remote, and Faster Chip Next Year
 
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Nicole1980

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I'll quadriple, quintuple, megatuple the hope for an updated remote. That crap designed by Jony Ive and compnay was, well, crap.

I still buy original apple tv remotes (as spares) to control my apple tv 4k boxes, because they are SO much easier to use.

Note to Apple: Having REAL buttons isn't gonna give me Covid, Cancer, Aids, or whatever the hell else you think the problem with real buttons is.
Just make it usable. Stop trying to re-invent the wheel for gods sake.
 
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Xenomorph

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There's probably 2 TB of games I'd want to download. Apple offering 32GB/64GB options is Nintendo-level of shortsightedness. Them "fixing" things by offering a 64GB/128GB option doesn't help enough. I couldn't even download all the Apple Arcade games on my 256GB iPhone without it filling up.

The Switch, despite all its flaws, has a relatively decent way of managing limited storage.

You can easily archive list the biggest games, then archive them. This saves their data, but removes the bulk of the game. Even the iPhone/iPad can do this.

Am I missing this on Apple TV? I can only find the option to delete the game and ALL data.


My Xbox One X has ~11 TB of storage available. My PS4 Pro has ~8 TB of storage available. My Switch has only ~400GB. My Apple TV? Just 64GB. It's always full, updates take forever as it tries to free space, and it won't even download screensavers any more since no free storage is available.
 
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vertical smile

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The new Apple TV is also rumored to have higher 64GB and 128GB storage capacity options, compared to 32GB and 64GB for the current Apple TV 4K model.
Yes please!

I really need more storage. I would like 256GB, but with the Apple-tax on storage, who knows how much that ATV would cost.


Earlier this year, an anonymous leaker known as "Fudge" on Twitter indicated that Apple has prototyped new Apple TV models with variants of the A12 and A14 chips for faster performance;
If it is just an A12, performance wise, it is on par with the current A10X.

I really hope it isn't the A12.
 
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tonyr6

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I will believe it when I see it. I welcome a new Apple TV. Not only that, but I use the Apple TV most of the time for streaming over the Fire TV, Roku and Android TV.
 
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