I’m not sure Apple’s going to have many surprises left by the time its September 9th event rolls around next week. Just hours after a BuzzFeed report confirmed the pricing of the next Apple TV, 9to5Mac shared a list of specifications for the set-top box.
According to 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman, the fourth-generation Apple TV will have a significantly faster processor and a larger body than the third-generation device. It will also come equipped with a black remote to match the color of the box itself, and although the Apple TV will be a powerful device, it won’t support 4K video.
Sources tell 9to5Mac that Apple has tested both 8GB and 16GB models of the new Apple TV, so there’s a chance that the 8GB model will cost $149 and the 16GB model will cost $199. There’s also a distinct possibility that Apple will release a single 16GB box for $149, which still doesn’t sound like much storage, but keep in mind that everything but apps will stream to the device.
The new Apple TV will also purportedly feature the same ports that appeared on the third-generation box: “a plug for power, a standard HDMI connector, and a small USB port.”
Finally, here’s what Gurman has to say about the remote:
“Unlike the silver remote that comes with the current box, the new remote will be a dark gray/black color to better match the new box’s aesthetic. It will still be made of metal. Below the touchpad are a pair of tactile buttons (for Siri and the Home button), in addition to rocker buttons assumed to control volume levels.”
We’re looking forward to finally seeing the Apple TV on September 9th, when Apple will take the stage in San Francisco to unveil its latest lineup of products, including the iPhone 6s.