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New Apple TV 4K (2022): everything we know so far

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The Apple TV (2022), the anticipated follow-up to Apple TV 4K, is a new version Apple’s streaming set top box. It should not be confused with Apple TV+ (the streaming service) or Apple TV (the app that can be used on Apple devices and smart TVs).

New features for Apple TV (2022) rumored

– A14 chips with greater power and more memory

iOS 16: New Siri remote found

– Cheaper model may be coming

Evidence is growing that an Apple TV 4K is in development, partly due to leakers and analysts who have revealed potential info, but also because of a mention in iOS 16 of a new remote.

It remains to be seen whether a replacement for the Apple TV4K (2021) will be available soon. We would be surprised if this happens in 2022. The current model was released in spring 2021, and has the latest hardware, including HDMI 2.1 support. It’s possible, though, if Apple has good reasons to make a new box.

It’s unclear what price we can expect. One rumor suggests that Apple is working on a smaller and cheaper version. This would be more like a streaming device than the current, bulky model. Another rumor claims that Apple plans to use a higher-end processor. This suggests that the current design will remain with upgraded internals, and therefore no price drop.

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We believe Apple should create a cheaper streaming stick – . But, until that happens, let’s review what we know.

News and updates about the new Apple TV (2022).

July 27, 2022 – Apple TV4K Disney+ app updated to Dolby Atmos support

July 20, 2022 – The evidence found in tvOS16 beta points towards future 8K support.

July 14, 2022 – The public beta of TVOS16 is now available for download.

June 28, 2022 – Mark Gurman, Bloomberg reports that Apple is developing a new Apple TV with an upgraded A14 processor as well as more memory.

June 24, 2022 – Developers test iOS 16 discover codes relating to a new version Siri Remote that is used for Apple TV.

June 7, 2022 – With no major announcements from tvOS, is concerned about the future Apple TV platform.

May 25, 2022 – Analyst MingChi Kuo claims that Apple is developing a cheaper version of Apple TV (opens new tab), which will be available for purchase sometime in 2022.

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New Apple TV (2022), price and release date

The Mark Gurman rumor about the new Apple TV featuring a faster A14 chip seems plausible. That sounds like a direct replacement.

Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst, claims that Apple is developing a lower-cost version. This would make it more similar to a streaming stick and not have as many apps or games.

Apple could offer a cheaper version of the Apple TV, but not because it wants to sell more TV boxes (it already offers Apple TV on many TVs at no cost, so that would make the company’s way to reach more people) but as a support device to Apple Fitness+. You will need an Apple TV and an Apple Watch to access this service on your big TV. Apple’s paid fitness program might be more appealing to people who have a cheaper TV stick.

We’re not sure when it will be released. It could just be an upgrade to the current box. Apple last updated it in 2021 and it hasn’t had any significant changes in terms of features.

It might be a good idea to release a lower-priced version before Christmas. If that version is available, it would not surprise us if it was released late in 2022.

Features of the New Apple TV 4K (2022).

The new Apple TV will offer a wide range of new features. The Apple TV 4K (2021), which was updated with HDMI 2.0, is now much more powerful than any other streaming device on the planet.

Some software features are not available on the Apple TV yet, such as HDR10+ support and (though that will be coming soon), but this wouldn’t require any new hardware.

Although an upgrade to the processor may allow for better gaming features, these will most likely be used sparingly.

We’d love to see a Siri Remote with the Ultra Wideband communication technology of Apple’s HTMLTags. This would allow you to use your iPhone to point you at the couch cushion that the remote is hidden under if you’ve lost it.

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