Apple Rumored to Announce a New Apple TV Alongside iPhone 6s, 6s Plus

To, probably, no one’s surprise, Apple is set to announce a new Apple TV sometime in September 2015, alongside the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus announcement.

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Apple’s September event has historically been dedicated strictly to announcing iPhone devices, but this year the company will be demonstrating how the newest iteration of Apple TV will interact with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

The idea is to bring Apple’s collection of Apple-TV centered HomeKit devices into focus. The company has been making a major push into smart home devices, but things have been slow to catch on.

Rumors placed the original announcement of the new Apple TV at this year’s WWDC 2015, a developer conference put on by Apple, but the event has come and gone without so much of a peep about the new devices.

What’s Happening With the New Apple TV

Outside of rumor and speculation, there isn’t really much known about the device. Apple has performed admirably in keeping a tightly run ship — at least so far.

According to some rumors, the device will feature a slimmer bodied chassis along with some new hardware upgrades. Supposedly the device will feature Apple’s new A8 SoC (system on chip), have increased storage, feature a “drastically” improved remote, an improved operating system, and Siri voice control.

Apple fans will also have a subscription based internet-TV service that Apple hopes to launch soon, though probably not in time for the announcement in September. In fact, one source says it may not launch until sometime in 2016.

What to Expect When Expecting

While an announcement for the new Apple TV is expected, it won’t be what the conference is focused on. Apple will be using this time to also make an announcement for the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which will likely look identical to their predecessors, but sport faster processors and potentially better cameras. Demonstrations will also be made with the new set of iPhones and how they interact with Apple’s upcoming generation of smart devices.


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