When it comes to hardware, Apple knows how to balance style and functionality. The iPhone, iPad, and MacBook are all impressive products with sleek, striking designs, and those designs continue to improve over the years. One of the few products that never received quite as warm of a welcome was the remote that ships with the
9to5Mac reports that Apple is currently developing a new remote for its set-top box. Sources tell the site that the new model carries the codename “B519,” while the current Siri Remote is identified as “B439” internally. Unfortunately, the details end here, as the sources didn’t have any information about design or features.
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As 9to5Mac notes, Apple slightly altered the design of the Siri Remote with the launch of the
This is not the first time in the last twelve months that signs of a redesigned
Furthermore, MacRumors spotted an interesting detail in the latest iOS 14.5 beta release just last week. All mentions of the “Siri Remote” are being removed from the mobile operating system and replaced with “
In an even smaller change, tvOS 14.5 renamed the remote’s “Home Button” to “TV Button” in its latest beta version. This could conceivably be a branding refresh, but based on the growing number of reports from reliable sources, it’s also possible that these are all precursors to a brand new
At this point, it’s only a matter of time before Apple makes a new set-top box (and hopefully remote) official. WWDC 2021 was confirmed on Tuesday morning, and we expect more news from Apple in April.Today's Top Deal Luxurious bed sheets with 100,000 5-star Amazon reviews start at just $20 in this amazing sale! $37.99 $19.99 Save up to 47% Available from Amazon BGR may receive a commission