The last time Apple released the Apple TV was back in 2017 where the model finally came with support for 4K content. The company has not updated the model since, but that could change in 2021, according to a report from Bloomberg in which they claim that a new, revamped Apple TV could be launching next year.
According to the report, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman revealed that the new Apple TV will apparently have an updated remote control, a new processor, and will also have a greater emphasis on gaming. With the last Apple TV, Apple did highlight the gaming capabilities of the device, and with the launch of Apple Arcade since, this doesn’t really come as a surprise.
However, despite these changes, Gurman is a bit skeptical about Apple’s plans, where he suggests that this might address some of the current issues with the Apple TV, but it might not necessarily be a long-term fix and that Apple might need to reduce the price of the device if they hope to remain competitive.
It is unclear which chipset the new Apple TV could use. Right now the iPhone 12 is powered by the new A14 chipset, so there is a chance that the new Apple TV could use the A14 or some variant of it. Either way, we’ll have to wait until 2021 to find out so take it with a grain of salt for now.