Future improvements to the Apple TV are rumored to be announced in September.
Originally these updates had an official release date of June where it could be presented at the 2015 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference.
September is normally when the newest iPhone update is released, and this year is no different. There are already talks of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.
According to Forbes.com, the external portion of the phone is “a more rigid aluminum alloy [that] should kill of any new bendgate talk.”
Other external features will include higher resolution cameras, larger RAM, and the Force Touch.
According to Bloomberg.com,
“Apple is bringing the Force Touch, first unveiled for the Apple Watch and the newest MacBook model, to the iPhone at least two years after it started working with supplies to perfect the pressure-sensitive displays.”
Apple TV already has some great features, with the option to rent movies straight from iTunes, ability to watch TV in HD and the capability to load videos and pictures straight to your TV from your devices.
The Apple TV is compact, and connects to your TV through and HDMI cable. Its remote features three black buttons on a thin, long piece of metal, which are all you need to get the most out of your viewing experience.
The Apple TV has been made to be user friendly, and now it’s getting even more improvements.
According to The New York Times, a source claim that the remote control will be slightly thicker, with touch screen ability.
“The touch pad can be used for scrolling around and there will also be two physical buttons”, said the source. “The remote’s thicker size is comparable to the remote control for Amazon’s wireless speaker, the Echo”
The first remote hate six buttons and was released alongside the first Apple TV. The Apple TV remote now has been around since 2009. Six years later, the touch screen seems like a natural progression for the Apple TV remote, as has been with most of their iPod products.
With the new remote is also the re-launch of the Apple TV.
According to BuzzFeed, “sources familiar with Apple’s plans tell BuzzFeed News that the company intends to announce its next-generation Apple TV.”
Some of the other improvements include more storage, connectivity to the App store, and Siri.
Appel has a lot to keep up with, as more and more competitors in the TV device streaming world keep popping up.
Amazon has the Amazon Fire TV Stick which is a device that plugs directly into your TV, no HDMI cable required, and has a remote with seven buttons, and can be voice operated.
Google has the Chrome Cast, which is a very simplified version of the prior TV streaming devices mentioned. The Crhome Cast is a singular device that plugs into the back of the TV as well as an outlet, and can have certain video and TV websites streamed to your TV. The difference being that it has a range of applications including HBO GO, Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Just Dance Now, MLB TV and Google Play.
Along with their TV streaming device, Apple is also in talks of creating their own TV network that could launch by the end of the year. So what does this have to do with an updated Apple TV? The Apple station would run exclusively through Apple operated devices.