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What’s Next for Fifth-Generation Apple TV?

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Heather Marston

June 12, 2016 (Updated: August 16, 2017锛

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Talking about types of TVs may not seem as significant as talking about what鈥檚 on TV, but you only feel that way because you haven鈥檛 seen Apple鈥檚 TV. Apple understands how TVs should be like & to transfer their vision to you & make you experience the beauty of TVs, they鈥檝e made the irreplaceable Apple TV.

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With each generation, Apple worked harder to upgrade their new Apple TV & introduce to its fans an enhanced version. But, what about the Apple TV 5? What should we expect from Apple regarding the newest Apple TV? To put your mind at ease, we鈥檒l introduce you to the top 5 rumors about the latest Apple TV.

Here are the top rumors surrounding the 5th generation;

Hardware rumors: There are talks about the installation of a new heat-dissipation solution into the TVs hardware, which means that they are hopefully preparing for a faster processor. It鈥檒l be a dramatic improvement for the TV鈥檚 hardware performance & for the TV鈥檚 purpose as it will become more than just a set-top box 鈥淪TB鈥.

Function rumors: Reports suggest that Apple are working on making the Apple TV 2016 4K compatible. They鈥檙e also working on making the TV a useful dual-console to focus fairly on both gaming & TV streaming.

Remote App rumors: Apple鈥檚 senior vice president Eddy Cue has talked about a new TV remote app, which will enable users to have a fully functioning Siri remote on their iPhones. There are talks about a SiriMote app that鈥檚 been developed to allow users to control their Mac with Apple鈥檚 TV Siri remote.

Amazon agreement rumor: Reports suggest that Apple has sealed the deal with Amazon in order to finally install Amazon Prime on the Apple TV. The rumor started when an iOS 11 developer tweeted that TVOS Amazon Video app is in progress.

Release Date rumors: Speculations about the release date are different, which can be a little puzzling. The expected release date is in the 4th quarter of 2016, since it has been reported that the newest Apple TV model production started in the first quarter of 2016. However, some speculate that it may get delayed till 2018 or so, since the previous TV generations have about 2 to 3 years wait threshold, & the 4th generation TV was just released last October.

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User鈥檚 Perspective & Different Voice

Users have a different point of view on some of the rumors & some features they鈥檇 like to see, like:

A few users believe that if the 5th gen TV was going to be released in 2016, the TV won鈥檛 be 4K compatible. Because of the 4K TV requirements that aren鈥檛 easily found at the users.

Some users are demanding Analog Outputs to make a comeback, to make their life easier when they want to integrate their Apple TV to an audio system. Because without the analog outputs, they need digital converters & cables, which means extra installation & cost troubles.

Another feature that users desire is; Content management, to give them an easier access to what they need in an organized way with some personalization.

Users鈥 Demand

One of the biggest Users鈥 demands that came true:

iPlayer: Users became tired of having to stream iPlayer from their iOS 11 devices to the TV using Airplay, & they are waiting for a direct way. So, when rumors surfaced about developing an iPlayer app for the Apple TV, fans got excited. Then, around the 4th quarter, the universal app was released for fans to download on their iOS 11 devices or on their Apple TV.

In general, fans are anxiously waiting for the TV鈥檚 reveal to see what Apple have in store for them. And if the rumors are true, & it turns out that Apple are going to do some major upgrades to their 5th gen TV, then it鈥檚 going to be a new leap in the world of Apple TVs. Because hardware & software upgrades will give the 5th generation TV a distinctive boost & a new versatile fan base.

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