- Apple may update Apple TV in 2021.
- It may feature A14 for Hardcore Gaming.
- Bloomberg confirmed the arrival of Apple TV 2.
Depending on the context, Apple TV now means three things:
- It may refer to an Apple TV app that has recently become available on non-Apple devices,
- It could be the condensed version of an Apple TV+ subscription service, a VOD service, and a streaming subscription that is only available on an Apple TV app.
- Originally, however, Apple TV-related to the company’s set-top box, which even Apple itself has almost mostly overlooked and neglected.
Apple TV 2.0
The Apple TV box had modest beginnings that mirrored Apple’s somewhat lukewarm attempts, at least as far as videos are concerned, to conquer the home entertainment industry. Over the years, the system has improved very little, being only given incremental updates.
The last time Apple launched the Apple TV was back in 2017 when the model ultimately came with 4K content support. The organization has not revised the model yet, although that could change in 2021. According to Bloomberg.
Mark Gurman of Bloomberg says that next year there will be an all-new Apple TV, one with major changes, especially in terms of results. This rumor isn’t really new, but it might very well fit into Apple’s long-term goals, especially when it comes to gaming, to have a beefier Apple processor and a revamped remote control.
Right Time to Update
This year, particularly with game streaming, gaming has become an even bigger thing, but Apple has so far tried to keep those services as much as possible at bay. Of course, it has its own Apple Arcade ecosystem, and having a more strongbox in the living room would certainly help to lift its profile as something that is not just for iPhones, not to mention a dedicated controller.
An anonymous leaker known as “Fudge” on Twitter earlier this year indicated that Apple has prototyped new Apple TV models for faster performance with versions of the A12 and A14 chips.
Fudge added that Apple is preparing to introduce console-quality games that might not fit with current Apple TV models to its Apple Arcade service. Conversely, to 32GB and 64GB for the current Apple TV 4K model, the upcoming Apple TV is also rumored to have higher 64GB and 128GB storage capacity options.