With the latest Apple TV just being released a few months ago, talk about the next fifth-generation Apple TV is already starting to arise.
According to the Taiwanese site DigiTimes, the next Apple TV will start “volume” production in the first quarter of 2016, but will begin trail production before the end of this month.
The next Apple TV will adopt a “heat-dissipation solution” in the streaming box in order to sport a new CPU, which is suppose to dramatically improve the device’s hardware performance.
The report also claims that Apple will “add new functions” to the TV, but doesn’t go into detail on what the new functions are. It does claim that the new functions will help the device to serve as more than just a set-top box.
In addition, the report also expects that the new Apple TV will achieve 20 million units shipments in 2016, and the production of the device will be handled by Apple supplier Quanta Computer, instead of Foxconn, which has assembled several of Apple products in the past.
The report doesn’t give a proper time-frame for the next-gen Apple TV, but if the report is true, we may see the new hardware for the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in 2016.
DigiTimes has been known for their hit and miss reports on Apple, so it’s best to take the news as a grain of salt.
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