The Apple TV 4K stays a super media streaming instrument – if a pricey one – and is the most suitable option for dedicated Apple customers who wish to circulation from Netflix or Apple TV+ in 4K HDR. Nonetheless, the A10 Fusion chipset is appearing its age, and enthusiasts at the moment are hoping for an up to date Apple TV to reach quickly.

There is already proof that one is at the means, with references to the “Apple TV 6” noticed in tvOS 13.4 beta code and leaks claiming that it’ll pack an upgraded processor and greater garage, on the other hand it did not make an look at any of Apple’s past due 2020 digital occasions. So, when will the brand new Apple TV seem?

Right here’s the whole thing you want to understand concerning the new Apple TV, together with the newest unlock date, worth, options and spec rumours. 

Apple TV 2021 unlock date

Apple remaining up to date the Apple TV again in 2017, however in contrast to the iPhone, Apple doesn’t have a tendency to stick with the similar unlock agenda with the Apple TV. That has been ramped up additional lately, with Apple all of a sudden liberating new merchandise just like the iPad Professional 2020 and MacBook Air 2020 by means of press unlock with little or no fanfare.

Leaker Jon Prosser claimed that an up to date Apple TV 4K was once able to send again in Would possibly 2020 and YouTube channel iUpdate and The Verifier advised that we must’ve observed a brand new Apple TV in the marketplace ahead of the top of 2020, however as we now know, that did not occur. 

Now not a lot else was once mentioned concerning the Apple TV in 2020, suggesting that timelines had slipped, however Jon Prosser has claimed in a March 2021 tweet that the brand new Apple TV is “able” in keeping with his resources, suggesting that lets see it make an look on the Spring match rumoured to happen later this month.

Apple TV 2021 worth

You’ll be able to select up the present Apple TV 4K in two specs – 32 GB and 46GB – for £179/$179 and £199/$199 respectively. This places the Apple TV very easily on the high-end of the marketplace, with key opponents just like the 4K HDR-enabled Amazon Hearth TV Stick 4K retailing at £49/$49, and you’ll be able to select up a Google Chromecast Extremely for £69/$69. Actually, the one actual high-end competitor to the Apple TV is the £149/$149 Nvidia Defend TV. 

Whilst we’d love to mention that the brand new Apple TV will probably be inexpensive than the present vary, we extremely doubt Apple will drop the cost. In the end, it provides the fourth-gen Apple TV for £149/$149 and that, in Apple’s eyes, is the budget-friendly choice.

Don’t be expecting Apple to drop the cost of the Apple TV 4K when the brand new type comes out both – we totally be expecting Apple to drop the present 4K from its lineup, protecting the older fourth-gen Apple TV as a inexpensive selection. In the end, it’s what Apple did with the Apple Watch vary.

Apple TV 2021 options and spec rumours

The primary trace concerning the life of a brand new Apple TV got here with the discharge of the tvOS 13.4 beta code. As reported via 9to5Mac, the beta code printed a brand new Apple TV with codename “T1125”, with the T representing an inner type – most definitely a prototype – that isn’t rather able for high time simply but. 

Whilst the code didn’t expose the specifics of the unannounced Apple TV, it did counsel that the brand new {hardware} can be in response to the arm64e structure – the similar as what’s used within the A12 and A13 Bionic chipsets, representing an enormous step ahead from the aging A10 Fusion chip discovered within the Apple TV 4K. The solution will keep at 4K, suggesting that the upgraded energy will probably be used to support Apple Arcade sport efficiency – a topic that plagues the current-gen {hardware}. 

In addition to predicting the (now debunked) Apple TV unlock date, iUpdate and The Verifier collectively reported a couple of key information about the approaching set-top field. The garage is ready to be upgraded from 32- and 64GB to 64- and 128GB respectively, providing extra space for customers to obtain Apple Arcade titles, and despite the fact that it received’t be unique to the brand new type, the approaching Apple TV will release along a brand new Children Mode. The speculation is that folks can create separate accounts for the youngsters with finer controls over the apps that may be accessed.

It’s additionally claimed that Apple is operating on a “redesigned Apple TV+ with a better focal point on content material” however key main points of the redesign are unclear at this time.   

Jon Prosser, who as it should be predicted quite a lot of information about the iPhone SE and MacBook Professional, confirmed the upgraded garage discussed above and in addition claimed that the brand new Apple TV will characteristic the similar A12X chipset present in some iPhones and iPads. 

A separate document from 9to5Mac claims {that a} new Apple TV far off is within the works, as came upon by means of leaked iOS 14 code, however information about new options are scarce at this time.