The rumors have reported about the next Apple TV for over a year, including references to a prototype equipped with an HDMI 2.1 port and A12 chip in the tvOS 13.4 beta. Recently, 9to5Mac reported the design of a different remote, which turned out that Apple collaborated with cable companies. The recent beta of tvOS 14.5 has several references about 120Hz support. If the rumors appear to be true, it appears that we might finally see a new model this year.
Apple last updated the Apple TV with 4K HDR support on September 2017. Since then, Apple is adding many features for tvOS, such as the Apple TV+ service and Apple TV channels. Apple also launched Apple Arcade, and recently it brought several classic titles to the platform. As Apple is advancing its custom processors and game developers create very super quality games, some of those titles require even faster processors for smooth rendering. With both the iPhone and iPad getting more modern processors, it’s time for Apple to upgrade the hardware of the Apple TV.
This is especially true with the current Apple TV 4K as it equips with an HDMI 2.0 port. This limited that TV set to run at 4K resolution at a max refresh rate of 60Hz. The next generation will require an HDMI 2.1 port to run at double the refresh rate.
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