Back in May, there were rumors that Apple plans to upgrade its Apple TV media player this year, and now Bloomberg, citing its own sources, reported first technical details.
For example, according to journalist Mark Gurman, the new Apple TV codenamed J255, is based on the A14 chip (the previous model in 2021 used the A12), and has 4 GB of RAM – 1 GB more than its predecessor. The use of the A14 chip, according to Mark Gurman, will bring Apple TV closer to the M1, which is also based on the A14 architecture and will be useful for additional gaming capabilities tvOS 16.
In addition, Bloomberg also announces a new full-size “smart” speaker HomePod, which Apple seems to have abandoned in favor of a miniature HomePod Mini.
It will use the S8 chip, the same as in the new model of “smart” watch Apple Watch, which should appear later this year. The code name of the new speaker is B620, in terms of specifications it will be closer to the original model and will have an updated display on top, which will probably support multitouch. Bloomberg believes that the new HomePod should not be expected before next year.