Are we about to see a new Apple TV release date before the end of the year?
It seems we are, but sadly it won’t be the Apple TV set we’ve all been hoping for…not yet, at least.
Instead, a new FCC filing has been spotted by the beadier iFanatics out there, relating to a new version of the Apple TV set top box. The new box is largely identical to the current model, albeit with a smaller size and carrying the model number of A1469. The filing in itself really doesn’t give us much by the way of concrete details to go on and of course, Apple has remained mum on the TV subject and will continue to do so.
The news comes hot on the heels of a new Apple TV update, which now includes support for Bluetooth keyboards, a new “Up Next” feature and improvements to iTunes Match. The update is available free of charge to 3rd and 2nd generation Apple TV customers by way of OTA download.
Exactly what Apple has in store for the next version of Apple TV remains a mystery. While some have suggested that the concept as a whole will be revolutionized over the coming months, others remain adamant that Tim Cook and Co. are in fact just stringing us along with a series of painfully minor changes, while all efforts are focused on the first pair of Apple TV sets destined for release next year.
There has been much talk of iPad-style controllers for the next wave of Apple TV, the deepest social media integration to date and the most advanced cloud network recording and on-demand viewing systems to date. However, all of the above remains pure speculation and chances are we won’t know a thing for sure until Apple is good and ready to spill the beans.
The best advice therefore being not to hold your breath.