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New Apple TV with better gaming functionality may come in 2021

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  • Apple plans to release a new Apple TV with a stronger gaming focus in 2021, says Bloomberg's Mark Gurman (reliability: 84.38%).
  • He also mentioned that it will ship with an updated remote and a new processor.
  • Gurman has previously indicated that Apple is working on a new remote with features similar to the Find My app, making it easier to find when misplaced.
  • He also mentioned that Apple may introduce a dedicated gaming controller for the Apple TV.
  • Other sources also mention that Apple is planning to bring console-quality games to its Apple Arcade service that may not work with existing Apple TV models.
  • The new version of Apple TV is also rumored to have higher 64GB and 128GB storage options.

Earlier this week, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman (reliability: 84.38%) reiterated that Apple plans to release a new Apple TV with a stronger gaming focus in 2021. He also mentioned that it will ship with an updated remote and a new processor — both things Apple TV fans have been asking for since the devices last refresh in 2017. Previously, Gurman has indicated that Apple is working on a new remote with features similar to the Find My app, making it easier to find when misplaced. As part of the gaming focus, there have also been rumors that Apple may introduce a dedicated gaming controller for the Apple TV, but the exterior design remains unclear.

Earlier in 2020, an anonymous leaker known as "Fudge" on Twitter indicated that Apple has working prototypes of Apple TV models with variants of the A12 and A14 chips for faster performance.

Fudge added that Apple is planning to bring console-quality games to its Apple Arcade service that may not work with existing Apple TV models. The new version of Apple TV is also rumored to have higher 64GB and 128GB storage options, compared to the current 32GB and 64GB on the Apple TV 4K model.



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