We may finally see a new Apple TV this summer, according to a news report.
John Paczkowski, MD of Buzzfeed, has posted of Apple’s intention for a summer debut for new Apple TV at Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC).
Features we can expect from this new device will be an updated design, an improved operating system that supports Siri voice control on Apple TV and to enable remote selection of Homekit-enabled home automation devices.
The timing for a new set-top box seems right, as with rumours that Apple is finally close to developing its own over-the-top TV service. For users in Singapore, this may mean as another option, beside the only two options of Starhub TV service and Singapore Telecom (Singtel) Mio TV service.
Ultimately, Apple TV is really in need of an update. The existing Apple TV has been in the market for more than three years since Apple released a significant hardware revision to its set-top box, and recent price trim to $69 from $99 validates the point that the product is starting to show its age.
In my opinion, Apple intention to show the device off at its annual World Wide Developers Conferences proved Apple is finally willing to open up the Apple TV to the developers communities to improve user TV experience.