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Technology Updated Apple TV 4K possibly spotted in beta code

19:30  07 february  2020
19:30  07 february  2020 Source:   cnet.com

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Like the current Apple TV 4 K , the updated model is expected to keep a maximum resolution of 4 K with HDR, though the real gains could come in gaming. Apple continues to push its Apple Arcade gaming platform across its devices and giving developers a modern home device could help in boosting the

The biggest perk of this new Apple TV appears to be a speed boost, as the tvOS beta code suggests this device uses the same chip architecture seen in Since even the 4th Gen Apple TV is fast enough for navigation and loading, this faster chipset would be most important for keeping the streaming box

The Apple TV 4K is a more than capable streamer even two years after its September 2017 debut. That said, its A10X Fusion processor is getting a bit long in the tooth however it looks like an update may finally be on the horizon.

a remote control sitting on top of a table: The Apple TV 4K has been around since 2017, though now an upgrade may finally be on the horizon. Sarah Tew/CNET© Provided by CNET The Apple TV 4K has been around since 2017, though now an upgrade may finally be on the horizon. Sarah Tew/CNET

According to 9to5Mac, beta code for an upcoming version of the company's tvOS includes references for an unreleased Apple TV that appears to be using either an A12 or A13 processor. The A12 chip was introduced with the iPhone XS in 2018 while the iPhone 11 line takes advantage of the A13.

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According to the tvOS 13.4 beta code , we may be getting a hardware upgrade at some point in the near future. The current Apple TV 4 K has a model As far as what’s new? Well, that’s impossible to say. There’s only a brief mention in the tvOS 13.4 beta code , so it’s not going to give us a lot in that

References to new Apple TV hardware have been spotted by 9to5Mac in the tvOS 13.4 beta code , which was released earlier this week to developers. With such additional features alongside Apple 's excellent performance and substantial 4 K HDR library, we could have a new favourite streamer on our

Either processor would be a sizeable upgrade over the A10X Fusion, which is a variant of the A10 chip first released in the iPhone 7 .

Like the current Apple TV 4K, the updated model is expected to keep a maximum resolution of 4K with HDR, though the real gains could come in gaming. Apple continues to push its Apple Arcade gaming platform across its devices and giving developers a modern home device could help in boosting the Apple TV's appeal.

a remote control sitting on top of a table© Sarah Tew/CNET

It is unclear when exactly the new Apple TV 4K might appear, with 9to5Mac suggesting that the model they spotted is an internal prototype. One possibility is this spring, potentially alongside Apple's long-rumored iPhone SE 2 that is expected to arrive during the first half of 2020.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Apple may release a large version of its upcoming budget iPhone .
Rumors and leaks for Apple's upcoming budget iPhone have so far only referenced one model, but it now looks like there might be a bigger handset in store. The 9to5Mac team's ongoing iOS 14 code sleuthing appears to have unearthed evidence of a larger version to go with the previously reported 4.7-inch model. It's expected to represent a modernization of the iPhone 8 Plus with the same 5.5-inch screen and Touch ID, just with a faster A13 chip (like in the iPhone 11), Express Transit support in Apple Pay (for speedier public transportation) and the ability to scan NFC tags in the background.

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