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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Top Rated Comments

JAT Avatar
117 months ago
Nice! All these fact-based stories have been boring. Let's have some rampant analyst claims!
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Rogifan Avatar
117 months ago
Please let there be a software UI redesign if this gets updated.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
basesloaded190 Avatar
117 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.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mrfrosty Avatar
117 months ago
This will probably be a new colour of AppleTV....Maybe they should do a black and white one.
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lostngone Avatar
117 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!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TXCherokee Avatar
117 months ago
It's been said many times, but opening this box up to game development would be a great move.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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