Apple is planning to unveil a new version of the Apple TV this September. According to a report by Bloomberg, the Cupertino-company is finally refreshing the Apple TV after nearly two years, bringing it up to 4K streaming standards.
The new set-top box will reportedly have a faster processor and support High Dynamic Range (HDR) video.
The 4K resolution represents a sizeable bump up compared to traditional “HD” resolution, allowing for sharper movies and TV, and HDR technology offers the greatest accuracy in how colors are displayed on a TV.
Apple will also update its TV app to aggregate programming and offer users live content they want based on the providers that have them, i.e. shows that are available live via Sling TV or DirecTV Now.
Apple’s revamped streaming box will reportedly support both.
This new Apple TV will be unveiled alongside the iPhone 8 and the next-generation Apple Watch, according to the report.
During Apple’s WWDC 2017 keynote, discussions about tvOS were light. Tim Cook shared that “you’ll be hearing a lot more about tvOS later this year.” It seems as though we will, as Bloomberg reports that Apple is testing an updated version of its TV app that can further integrate with third-party applications.