July 23, 2024
References to New 'Home Accessory' Found in Apple Code

References to New 'Home Accessory' Found in Apple Code

Posted July 5, 2024 at 6:44pm by iClarified
References to a new 'Home Accessory' and two new Apple TV models have been found in Apple code by @nicolas09F9.

The 'Home Accessory' device has identifier "HomeAccessory17,1" which suggests it could use an A18 chip. Notably, that is the same chip that is expected to debut in the new iPhone 16 lineup later this year. References to those devices have also been spotted in Apple's code.

According to MacRumors, the code suggests that the new 'Home Accessory' will run a variant of tvOS, akin to the software used in the HomePod. The physical design of this device remains unknown. Speculation includes the possibility of a HomePod with a display or a smart display that might resemble a low-end iPad designed to be mounted on the wall using magnetic fasteners.

The two Apple TV models spotted in the code have identifiers AppleTV14,4 and AppleTV14,5. It's unclear when Apple plans to launch these models; however, rumors have suggested a new Apple TV could arrive sometime this year.

In addition to all these devices, identifiers for the next generation iPhone lineup have leaked as well. You can check those out here.

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References to New 'Home Accessory' Found in Apple Code

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