There have been a lot of rumors about how Apple is going to revamp its TV offering. The company currently sells a product which it has termed as a hobby in the past. The Apple TV has been around for a few years, and later this year the company is expected to release a brand new model. Rumors about the new Apple TV have been making the rounds since last week, and the latest claims that it might also have a TV tuner component, allowing users to control their cable boxes through the $99 device, assuming that Apple retains the existing price point.
The rumor comes from 9to5Mac, which previously claimed that Apple is developing a games store just for the Apple TV, through which users will be able to download and play games on their television sets. TV tuner component will enable the set-top box to control users’ cable boxes and TV stations through an Apple designed user interface. This would be similar to what Google TVs and the Xbox One are capable of doing. Another possibility mentioned in the report is that an Airport Express may be integrated in the Apple TV, which would effectively turn it into a router cum set-top box. The company already offers a similar product, the Time Capsule, which functions not only as a remote backup hard drive, but also as a full fledged router. Both these possibilities are currently said to be “in testing,” which means that there exists the possibility of Apple dropping these plans down the line.