With Apple’s cable-killing pay TV service reportedly coming this fall, BuzzFeed has scored the details about when Apple will launch its next-generation set-top box that will be used to push its new service. According to John Paczkowski, who has been deadly accurate with Apple product reveals in the past, Apple is going to unveil the next-generation Apple TV set-top box at WWDC this June, where it will also show off some brand-new features that we’ve never seen on an Apple TV box before.
Paczkowski writes that, more than any Apple TV set-top box ever released, this new device will represent the start of Apple’s “long-in-the-offing effort to drag a TV experience that CEO Tim Cook once described as “stuck in the seventies” into an Apple-curated present.”
Among other things, the new set-top box will include Siri access so you can give controls to it through your voice and will also be the first to have access to its own Apple TV-centric App Store. The box is also expected to come equipped with a variant of the A8 processor it uses in iPhones and iPads. It’s also going to apparently have a lot more storage than previous set-top boxes to help support downloads of more apps than ever before.
Apple is expected to unveil its own online TV streaming service this fall that will come with at least 25 different channels and will cost between $30 to $40 per month.