New Apple TV With A12 Chip and 'One More Thing' Teased Ahead of Next Week's Apple Event

We're just six days away from Apple's annual September event at Steve Jobs Theater, where the company is widely expected to unveil new iPhone and Apple Watch models. And now, there are hints of a new Apple TV and possibly more.

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Today, the Twitter account @never_released aka Longhorn, which has a history of sharing codenames and info about upcoming Apple hardware, claimed that an ‌Apple TV‌ refresh is incoming. No timeframe was provided, but the tweet says the new model has an Apple TV11,1 identifier and a codename of J305.


MacRumors can confirm that both the AppleTV11,1 model identifier and the J305 codename appear within strings and plist files in an internal build of iOS 13 that was provided to us, but this does not guarantee an imminent release.

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The tweet added that the new ‌Apple TV‌ will be powered by a faster A12 chip, which would certainly benefit the upcoming Apple Arcade gaming service. It is not entirely clear if this means an A12 or A12X chip, as the current ‌Apple TV‌ 4K has the same A10X Fusion chip as 2017 iPad Pro models.

Update: Longhorn has doubled down on the new ‌Apple TV‌ having an A12 chip, not A12X.


Rumors aside, it would be reasonable to expect a new ‌Apple TV‌ next week, as the device has been updated once every two years for the past three generations: a revised third-generation ‌Apple TV‌ in March 2013, the fourth-generation ‌Apple TV‌ in September 2015, and the ‌Apple TV‌ 4K in September 2017.

As for other potential announcements, the Twitter account CoinX today teased followers with a "one more thing" tweet, the iconic phrase used by the late Steve Jobs when unveiling one last product or surprise at Apple events.


CoinX has accurately leaked several details about upcoming Apple products, including the names of the ‌iPhone‌ XS, ‌iPhone‌ XS Max, and ‌iPhone‌ XR before anyone else, the removal of the headphone jack on 2018 ‌iPad Pro‌ models, and much more. CoinX is also the source of the rumored "Pro" moniker for this year's iPhones.

What could the "one more thing" be? Possibilities include Apple's rumored Tile competitor that MacRumors shared exclusive details about last week, or perhaps just maybe an early preview of the so-called Apple Glasses. We'll soon find out.

Apple's keynote kicks off Tuesday, September 10 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.

Steve Moser contributed to this report.

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Top Rated Comments

JPSaltzman Avatar
39 months ago
Hopefully NOT with THAT remote!
Score: 82 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Spanky Deluxe Avatar
39 months ago
The AppleTV is really a fantastic product, however, it *really* needs to be cheaper. Much *much* cheaper. The 4K AppleTV should be no more than £99.
Score: 57 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DotCom2 Avatar
39 months ago
Hopefully NOT with THAT remote!
GAH! I know what you mean. I never just land on the right tile. I always have to swim around and then finally land on the one I want. I just can't get this down. HATE IT!
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ryanwarsaw Avatar
39 months ago
Tim shouldn't try to pull off "One more thing" again. Unless it is something we really don't know about. Last time he did it I think was the iPhone X and it was sort of sad and pathetic. Everybody knew.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
M.PaulCezanne Avatar
39 months ago
Been stalling on grabbing a new ATV in case of this. Really hope this one's true.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
errol Avatar
39 months ago
Hopefully we get pass-through audio!!!
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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