The following-gen Apple TV 4K might function some nifty new bells and whistles.
Based on Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and the rumor mill, the next-generation Apple TV 4K is anticipated to be launched subsequent 12 months. The system is anticipated to function a sooner processor than the present A15 Bionic chip. Whereas it’s unclear which chip might be used, however potentialities embrace the A16 Bionic chip from the iPhone 14 Professional or the upcoming A17 Bionic chip, which is anticipated to be manufactured primarily based on TSMC’s newest 3nm course of for vital efficiency and energy effectivity enhancements.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has chimed in, stating he expects the following Apple TV to be “extra reasonably priced” than the present mannequin, and maybe shifting right into a “sub-$100 worth” can be the “candy spot” for the Apple TV. The precise pricing for the following mannequin stays to be seen.
Each the second-generation (2010) and third-generation (2012) variations of the Apple TV have been priced at $99 within the U.S. at launch, and Apple finally lowered the value of the third-generation mannequin to $69, so there’s precedent for a sub-$100 Apple TV that might higher compete with low-priced streaming gadgets offered by Google, Amazon, and Roku.
The present-gen Apple TV 4K already begins at a lower cost of $129 within the U.S., in comparison with $179 for the previous-generation mannequin.
Gurman has additionally said that the next-gen Apple TV 4K’s case is more likely to stay the identical on condition that the A15 Bionic chip’s elevated energy effectivity allowed for the fan to be eliminated. This resulted within the system having a extra compact design, round 12 p.c thinner and round 50 p.c lighter than the earlier mannequin.
The rumor mill has hypothesized that the following Apple TV might seem within the first half of 2024, though no particular timeframe is thought at this level. Earlier fashions of the Apple TV 4K have been launched in November 2022, Could 2021, and September 2017.
Keep tuned for added particulars as they develop into accessible.
Through MacRumors and Bloomberg