Apple Working on New Apple TV With Faster Processor and Remote Equipped With Find My

Apple is working on a new version of the Apple TV that includes an upgraded remote with Find My-like capabilities, reports Bloomberg. The tidbit was shared in a wider report on Apple's fall product launch plans.

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Apple has been rumored to be working on an upgrade to the 4K ‌Apple TV‌ for some time, and it's been believed that the device could launch at any time, but Bloomberg says that the new set-top box might not ship until 2021.

Along with a faster processor for gaming, the upgraded ‌Apple TV‌ is expected to include a redesigned remote, which is something that we've heard in prior rumors. The new remote is said to have a feature similar to Find My iPhone, which would make a lost remote easier to locate within the house.

We don't know much else about the ‌Apple TV‌ from prior rumors, except that it might come with higher capacity 64 and 128GB storage options.

Bloomberg does not provide details on when the new ‌Apple TV‌ might launch in 2021, but given that signs of the device have been popping up in betas since January 2020, it could see a launch early in the year.

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mozumder Avatar
49 months ago
Apple Remote easily the worst invention Apple has ever made. The entire problem is that it is never usable without looking at it. You need to look at it to know which way is up to use the touchpad. Meanwhile, every other remote in the world is usable without looking at it.

Holy crap did Apple completely fail at user experience design here..
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aaronhead14 Avatar
49 months ago
If this has a remote with buttons instead of a weird touchpad, it's an instant buy for me.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Macalicious2011 Avatar
49 months ago

You need to look at it to know which way is up to use the touchpad. Meanwhile, every other remote in the world is usable without looking at it.

Holy crap did Apple completely fail at user experience design here..
Put a silicon sleeve on it. The remote will be easier to find and use.


Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
7149041 Avatar
49 months ago
I've been waiting a LONG time for a new model,

The entire problem is that it is never usable without looking at it. You need to look at it to know which way is up
There are three separate buttons on the left, while on the right you have one small and one long button. You can feel if with your thumb - the long button is bottom right.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
49 months ago
Let's hope it gets released this year.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MHenr Avatar
49 months ago
No regular remote is going to be as good as an playstation or xbox controller for gaming.

Out of the 4 remotes I have, I prefer the Apple TV one. I don't understand the criticism.
I read all the disadvantages people list, but I don't experience them.
I like it and I hope they don't change it too much.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)