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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. 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. AppleTV11,1 is J305AP. https://t.co/jjCkhADmJh— Longhorn (@never_released) September 4, 2019 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. 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. Yes, t8020, 100% sure that AppleTV11,1 uses an A12, not an A12X.— Longhorn (@never_released) September 4, 2019 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