Apple TV (2022) is the expected follow-up to the current Apple TV 4K – a new version of Apple’s streaming set-top box – not to be confused with Apple TV (the app on Apple devices and smart TVs) or Apple TV+ (the service streaming).
Apple TV New Features Rumored (2022)
– More powerful A14 chip with more memory
– New Siri remote seen in iOS 16
– Cheaper model may be coming
There is mounting evidence that a new Apple TV 4K is in the works, partly from analysts and leakers who have revealed possible information about it, but also over a missed mention of a new remote in iOS 16.
It remains to be seen if this means a replacement for the Apple TV 4K (2021) will be arriving anytime soon – we’d be surprised if it showed up in 2022, frankly, as the current model only launched in Spring 2021 and is very up to par. data on the hardware involved, such as HDMI 2.1 support. But it’s certainly not impossible if Apple has a good reason to create a new box.
The big question now is what kind of price to expect: a rumor has it that Apple is working on a much cheaper, smaller version, more like a streaming stick than the current boxy model. But another rumor has it that Apple is planning to use a high-end processor, which suggests the current design would get the innards updated – and that likely means there won’t be any price drops.
We think Apple he must make a cheaper streaming stick – and we talk about why here – but until that becomes official, let’s see what we know so far.
New Apple TV news and updates (2022)
June 28, 2022 – Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that Apple is working on a new Apple TV model with an upgraded A14 processor and more memory.
June 24, 2022 – Developers testing iOS 16 discover code related to a new version of the Siri Remote used for Apple TV.
June 7, 2022 – As WWDC comes and goes without major tvOS announcements, we are concerned about the future of the Apple TV platform.
May 25, 2022 – Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple is working on a new, cheaper model of Apple TV (opens in new tab)scheduled for release sometime in 2022.
New Apple TV (2022): price and release date
If Mark Gurman’s rumor that the new Apple TV will feature a more powerful A14 chip is true, then it seems likely that we shouldn’t expect a new version of the Apple TV 4K to be cheaper than it is now – this seems likely to be a direct replacement.
However, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s rumor that Apple is working on a cheaper version – perhaps one that would be more like a simple streaming stick, without as many elaborate apps and games as the flagship Apple TV – could mean the option. of a cheaper version.
A cheaper version might make sense not because Apple especially wants a cheap TV box (it already offers the Apple TV app on many TVs for free, so this seems to be the company’s way of reaching more people cheaply) – but yes, as a support device for Apple Fitness+. If you want to use this service on your big TV, where it works best, you need an Apple Watch and an Apple TV – that goes up. A cheaper TV stick could help people use Apple’s paid fitness service.
As for the release date, we’d be surprised to see it appear in 2022 if it’s just an update to the existing box, because Apple last updated it only in 2021, and nothing significant has changed in terms of the features it really needs.
However, a cheaper version might make sense to release before Christmas, so if such a version exists, we wouldn’t be shocked to see it in late 2022.
New Apple TV 4K (2022): Features
There’s no reason to expect major new features from the new Apple TV. The Apple TV 4K (2021) has been updated with HDMI 2.1 and is already far more powerful than any other streaming box on the planet.
There are some software features that Apple TV doesn’t have yet (like HDR10+ support, although it’s coming soon), but they wouldn’t require new hardware.
Upgrading to your processor may allow for more advanced gaming features, but they will likely be used sparingly.
What we’re really interested in is a Siri Remote that includes Apple’s AirTags’ Ultra Wideband communication technology, so you can use an iPhone to literally point at which sofa cushion the remote is hiding when you lose it.