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Here’s the latest evidence that a brand new Apple TV is on the way

Apple TV References in iOS 7

It looks like we won’t have to wait much longer to find out whether or not the next Apple TV will double as a gaming console. 9to5Mac has found references to a new model of the Apple TV hardware within the iOS 7 software build. The list of items includes “AppleTV2,1” and “AppleTV3,1,” as well as the current model, “AppleTV3,2” and the upcoming “AppleTV4,1.” This reference has been hidden inside of iOS 7 for months, but it was only recently discovered by 9to5Mac and developer Hamza Sood. The last hardware update from “3,1” to “3,2” was relatively minor — “4,1” should be a major revision. There are also signs of game controller support, but there is the possibility that these are not connected to Apple TV functionality.

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.