New Apple TV to Get A8 Chip, 8GB/16GB of Storage, No 4K Support, Same Ports

New Apple TV to Get A8 Chip, 8GB/16GB of Storage, No 4K Support, Same Ports

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Sources have shed some more light on Apple's next generation Apple TV box, according to a new report from 9to5mac. The device is set to be revealed on September 9, and while many of the details will remain a secret until the event, we've heard many rumors on hardware details, pricing, and release date.

Pricing and Storage
We've already reported that the Apple TV will cost between $149 and $199, and a separate report today corroborated the $149 price-point. Apple has reportedly considered two pricing strategies: (1) the simultaneous release of a $149 base model with 8GB of storage and a $199 model with 16GB of storage or (2) solely releasing a 16GB Apple TV for $149.

Since the new Apple TV will include an App Store for games and other apps, the on-board storage upgrade is necessary. Sources say that while 8GB and 16GB maybe limited for iPhones and other mobile devices, these options will be appropriate for the new model since most content will be streamed from the internet.

Processor and OS
Sources also claim the new Apple TV will pack a A8 processor, as previously rumored. While this is less powerful than the A9 processor that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s will feature, it is a major upgrade from the single-core A5 chip found in the current Apple TV. Apple could also tweak the performance of the A8 since it has a constant source of power from the wall, compared to a limited battery on iPhones and iPads. The new Apple TV will also run a core version of iOS 9.

Remote Control
Unlike the current silver remote control that comes with the Apple TV, the new remote is made up of a dark gray/black metal that will match the new Apple TV. In addition to the touchpad, the remote will feature a pair of tactile buttons: one for Siri and one for Home. There will also be a set of rocker buttons on the side for volume control.

Other Hardware Specifications
The new Apple TV will also feature the same ports as the current Apple TV including: power, HDMI, mini-usb, ethernet, and optical out. Sources also say the next-generation Apple TV will not support 4K content streaming, despite rumors indicating that the iPhone 6s will support 4K video recording.

Despite a lack of 4K support, the new Apple TV will be a major update to the current device. With Siri support, universal search, and support App Store, the new Apple TV will be a much welcomed updated.

Alongside the Apple TV, Apple will announce new iPhones with Force Touch support and more at its September 9 event. Be sure to follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates!

New Apple TV to Get A8 Chip, 8GB/16GB of Storage, No 4K Support, Same Ports
Gabe - September 4, 2015 at 10:15am
What I wanna know, is why does it only come with 8 or 16 gb of storage?! Make it a little bigger and give me 500 to 1000 gb.
selvamax - September 4, 2015 at 1:15pm
Then the price will be huge like half the macbook but you are right because Games are coming to Apple TV, so surely 8/16gb won't be sufficient enough to have 2 or 3 games have in memory atleast. Moreover apple won't offer expandable memory, so this Apple TV can't compete with PS & Xbox.
Selvamax - September 3, 2015 at 12:41am
I thought Apple will put A9 atleast in Apple TV. Well may be they introduce nVidia or AMD cards in the future if they want to compete XBox or Playstation. Hope Metal helps Apple to shine in Gaming future
D. Snyder - September 2, 2015 at 11:19pm
Where is nat?
Dommm - September 2, 2015 at 9:50pm
How many people have a 4k screen to watch from
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