One of the novelties that Apple is expected to present at the event on September 9th is a new Apple TV. If the rumors are true, the new version will mean a great evolution in the product line and could become the central device of the entertainment system in many homes. The latest reports that have come out say that the new Apple TV will go on sale in October and will have an initial price of 149 or 199 dollars . In addition, they believe that the third generation Apple TV, the current model, will lower its price and will be sold for $69.
This information is accompanied by some of the possible features of the device. Rumor has it that you will be mounting an A8 dual-core processor, the same one that powers iPhone 6. In addition, they also claim that will work with a full version of iOS and that Apple will release a native developer SDK , something that would open the way to third party apps and a possible section within the App Store. HomeKit would be another novelty of the device and thanks to it it would have the capacity to interact with other home automation devices developed under the same SDK.
In terms of control and interface, major changes are also expected in the next Apple TV. The arrival of Siri is one of the most rumoured points for a long time and the truth makes perfect sense. The digital assistant would allow us to control our multimedia content directly by voice and would always be available to the voice of “Hey Siri”. This, always according to rumours, would be accompanied by a new remote control with motion sensors, a touchpad on top, physical buttons on the bottom and an integrated microphone for using Siri.
In addition to information about the alleged new Apple TV, the rumor also comes with information about the possible launch of an Apple streaming video service . According to this information, the service would be launched during the next year, would have about 25 different channels and would cost approximately 40 dollars per month.
The streaming TV service would come in the form of an Apple TV operating system upgrade and would be compatible with both the fourth generation of the device (expected to be launched in October) and the third generation that is in current stores.
As is always the case with rumours, we cannot take this for granted yet. There are many sources that claim that the new Apple TV will be unveiled at the September 9th event and that gives it some credibility, but until we see it we won’t take anything for granted.