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Apple Could Be Planning to Release Updated Apple TV Box Next Month

Apple TVApple is planning to release updated Apple TV hardware next month, according to the well-connected MG Siegler. The TechCrunch writer tweeted earlier today:


The Apple TV box is well overdue for a update, having gone 553 days since a major release, though the Apple TV box was given a stealth update earlier this year that did not affect any functionality.

The Apple TV will receive a software update alongside iOS 7 next week that will allow users to play their purchased iTunes content on Apple TV's that are owned by others.

Mark Gurman is reporting separately that Apple has been testing Xbox Kinect-like motion control for televisions, though he says it is unclear when if this will make its way to the Apple TV set-top box or is being held for a standalone Apple television set.

Mysterious shipment records indicating 'set-top box' shipments were spotted earlier this month that could be a new Apple TV box. Apple is planning to unveil the next versions of the iPad and iPad mini in October, so this would be a likely time for an Apple TV update as well.

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11 months ago
Nice! All these fact-based stories have been boring. Let's have some rampant analyst claims!
Rating: 10 Votes
11 months ago
This will probably be a new colour of AppleTV....Maybe they should do a black and white one.
Rating: 9 Votes
11 months ago

I still don't believe it. We probably would have seen something by now unless they kept the design the same.


No need to change the design. Minor spec and software upgrades will be much appreciated.
Rating: 9 Votes
11 months ago
Please let there be a software UI redesign if this gets updated.
Rating: 9 Votes
11 months ago
It's been said many times, but opening this box up to game development would be a great move.
Rating: 8 Votes
11 months ago

could be for next month event ? where apple could introduce :
- the new ipad
- updated ipod touch
- this new apple tv
- updated haswell mbp
- maverick launch

i'm hopeful :D


Don't forget the Mac Pro!
Rating: 8 Votes
11 months ago
I'm praying for a spec bump, Amazon Prime, Vudu (not necessary), and DEFINITELY a USB port so we can plug in an external drive with movies/pictures.

:apple:PLEASE!!!!!:apple:
Rating: 7 Votes
11 months ago
Apple has a lot to update this fall still...wondering if it all will be at an event, or some silent upgrades:

(1) iPad 5
(2) iPad Mini
(3) Apple TV
(4) iWork for all devices
(5) Mavericks
(6) MacBook Pro
(7) iMac
(8) Mac Pro
(9) Mac Mini
(10) Apple Display
(11) Final Cut Pro
Rating: 7 Votes
11 months ago
I think the new Apple TV will focus on gaming, and here's why...Attachment 432704

Have we all forgot about Apple announcing first party/third party controller support at WWDC? Since Apple didn't mention it at the iPhone event, I am almost sure Apple has something up their sleeve...
Rating: 6 Votes
11 months ago

I'm praying for a spec bump, Amazon Prime, Vudu (not necessary), and DEFINITELY a USB port so we can plug in an external drive with movies/pictures.

:apple:PLEASE!!!!!:apple:


Save your energy, USB port won't happen.
Rating: 6 Votes

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