Apple will introduce its own set-top box fourth generation at WWDC 2015. It is reported by the browser BuzzFeed Josh Pacovski with reference to reliable sources in the company.
Apple TV 4G will get an improved software platform which will support the online catalog in the App Store, Siri and the ability to remotely control devices for “smart” home. “Expect TV, music, apps, and home automation system”, – the journalist writes.
In the next generation of consoles will have the A8 processor with 64-bit architecture, which is already used in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Another change will affect the size of the built-in flash memory: the new generation set-top box it will be increased.
The current Apple TV modification is based on a single-core Apple A5 processor. The device is equipped with a 512 MB RAM, 8 GB flash memory, adapters Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), 10/100 Ethernet and Bluetooth 4.0. The price is 70 dollars.
The one supplied with the media player remote control Apple Remote’t changed since 2009, but in the fourth generation of set-top boxes, Cupertino intend to equip it with a touch panel.
In addition to the new Apple touchpad Remote will have two conventional mechanical buttons (presumably, the keys menu, then start playback, as in previous versions), which means that touch will replace a large four-way key. The gadget will become a bit thicker than the predecessor.
In addition to the new remote, support voice control and a separate App Store, the next generation Apple TV will have access to a new streaming Apple TV with the broadcast of 25 popular channels, including Fox, ABC, CBS, and others. Earn service must already autumn, the cost of a monthly subscription will be $30-40.
Developers conference Worldwide Developers Conference 2015 will be held from 8 to 12 June in the exhibition complex Moscone West, San Francisco. Other topics of the event will be mobile platform iOS 9 and the new version of the operating system OS X. the presentation will discuss issues related to the future of these platforms.