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Apple TV Gets a Much Needed Makeover

Apple TV Gets a Makeover (Image Source: commons.wikimedia.org)

A major Apple upgrade is afoot for their seemingly forgotten set-top box. Yes, we can expect a new Apple TV announcement at the Worldwide Developer Conference in June, as Engadget recently reported.

Rumored Features for Updated Apple TV

While nothing is confirmed just yet, sources have been reporting some majorly appealing updates that the new Apple TV model could very likely be featuring:

  • An actual App Store (for real)
  • Siri-powered voice commands
  • New A8 processor
  • Increased storage

Apple TV Update Timed With Long-Awaited TV Service

It makes sense why we're likely to see a new Apple TV at WWDC, as Apple is reportedly planning to release its own TV service around the same time. Similarly, a Beats-powered music streaming service is likely to be making a first appearance as well.

HomeKit Platform Development

Apple's HomeKit platform - a framework for using iOS 8 to connect and communicated with accessories in a user's home - is supposed to strongly integrate with the new Apple TV system.

Old Apple TV Model Discounted

Another sign that a newer model is right around the corner is that Apple recently discounted their Apple TV to a mere $69. This is impressive in of itself, given that Apple TV is holding its own up against devices like Roku and Amazon's Fire TV. The new Apple TV model should be a pretty impressive development aimed to catch up and once again surpass these competitors.

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