Rumors about when Apple will be updating the Apple TV – which was last refreshed in early 2012 – have been flying around forever, but it seems we finally have some concrete information. According to BuzzFeed, a new iteration may arrive at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June.
The report suggests that the hardware will be refreshed with a new design, Apple’s A8 chipset, increased on-board storage, as well as Siri and Homekit integration.
None of that is terribly surprising, but will still power up the platform for more content and make it more convenient to use. Siri in particular makes sense for a system you use without a keyboard.
There’s a chance Apple might talk about a new streaming TV service for iOS that’ll offer an alternative to broadcast TV; the company has reportedly been in talks with ABC, CBS and Fox. Amd Apple is already adding to its streaming chops by being the first launch partner for HBO’s new streaming platform.
WWDC is pegged for launch because Apple will reportedly unveil an App Store for the device there as well – it wants developers ready to create new software for it immediately.