Apple released the first tvOS powered Apple TV over a year ago at its iPhone event in September and we’ve heard nothing in terms of hardware ever since. Now, however, there’s evidence in developer logs that Apple may be working on the next generation Apple TV.
According to the co-founder of Firi Games, an iOS and tvOS gaming company, an Apple TV with device identifier “AppleTV 6,2” has been spotted in usage logs. The identifier reportedly has an IP that locates close to Apple’s headquarters, making it a possible future Apple TV hardware upgrade. The current fourth-generation Apple TV carries the “AppleTV 5,3” identifier so this could be the next logical step.
In addition to the identifier, “AppleTV 6,2” is also reportedly running tvOS 11. Apple is currently seeding the tvOS 10.2 beta to developers and tvOS 11 would be the next major update to the operating system. However, we haven’t heard much in terms of what the software may pack.
In terms of hardware, the new Apple TV could possibly support 4K resolutions, as the current generation only supports 1080p. Aside from that, there hasn’t been much. If a new model is truly on the horizon, it’s likely that Apple will upgrade the internals, possibly packing an A10X SoC.