In January, we raised for the second time the possibility that Apple is testing a new model from Apple TV – the information, however, was very vague, based only on technical specifications sent to the FCC. Then the Bloomberg reinforced the theory with a few more guesses. Now, we have much stronger evidence that, yes, the Apple is remembered of its set-top box and actively developing your next iteration.
THE Firi Games, developer of games for iOS / tvOS, noticed a strange occurrence within the registry of devices connected to his Phoenix HD game: such a AppleTV6,2 running the “TvOS 11.0”. The current model of the black Apple box has the AppleTV5,3 identifier, that is, we are talking about a product that has not yet been launched, running a version of the system that does not yet exist – considering that the publicly available tvOS is in the 10.1.
The discovery was reported to the MacRumors, which in turn makes it clear that evidence can be fabricated. On the other hand, it makes perfect sense, considering that a few years ago, an iPhone 5s running iOS 7 appeared in developer records nine months before its launch (and five months before iOS 7 was announced). As the Apple TV update appears to be imminent – and indeed required – it is not too difficult to believe in the veracity of the track.
It remains only to know, of course, what will come in this new model of the box. The details so far are meager, but it would be natural to believe that the new Apple TV will come, at least, with support for 4K resolution (something, by the way, that would give Apple the infamous seal “does not do more than its obligation”); however, as Eduardo Marques asked a few months ago: is it enough?