The second-generation Apple TV 4K was released in May 2021, and now rumors about the 2022 model have started circulating. The upcoming model is said to have features such as a faster CPU, additional RAM, a redesigned Siri Remote, and other improvements.
Here’s a list of all the latest Apple TV rumours currently being circulated.
- A Faster Chip – According to Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, a new Apple TV with the codename “J255” is under development and will have an A14 processor and 4GB of RAM. Performance would be enhanced as a result of these modifications, which might be advantageous for gaming on the device. Currently, the Apple TV 4K includes an A12 processor and 3GB of RAM.
- New Siri Remote – There are code-level references to what appears to be a new and unreleased Siri Remote for the Apple TV in the iOS 16 beta. Strings for “SiriRemote4” and “WirelessRemoteFirmware.4” don’t match any Siri Remote that is currently in use.
For reference, the first-generation Siri Remote is referred to as “SiriRemote,” while the updated model with a new navigation pad is referred to as “SiriRemote2” and the silver Siri Remote that was unveiled in 2017 is referred to as “SiriRemote3.” This suggests that “SiriRemote4” could be a forthcoming remote for an Apple TV, either new or old.
- tvOS 16 Features – Later this year, tvOS 16 will be made available for Apple TV HD and newer models. The beta version of the update is now available to developers; the public beta will start in July. Cross-device connectivity, multiuser improvements, expanded game controller support, Matter support, and many more new features are included in the new tvOS 16 build.
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In addition to all of these rumoured features, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple intends to release a less expensive Apple TV in the second half of 2022. It remains to be seen whether this Apple TV would feature the A14 processor and 4GB of RAM Gurman claimed, or whether it would be a completely different model.