The new, fourth generation Apple TV is still settling into its home next to our television sets, but already Apple is hard at work on its successor, according to a new report.
Apple’s suppliers are said to be putting a limited number of the new Apple TV into limited, small-scale “trial” production, ahead of volume production beginning early in 2016.
Apple is reportedly planning to adopt a new CPU for the fifth generation Apple TV, which will dramatically improve its hardware performance, and — most interestingly — “add new functions to help it no longer serve only as a set-top box.”
Production is being handled by Quanta Computer, and market watchers are reportedly expecting Apple to achieve 20 million unit shipments of the next-gen Apple TV in 2016.
With the eagerly-anticipated latest Apple TV now having been out for long enough for a fair appraisal, what are your hopes for a sequel? Personally, I’m more interested in content deals — and Apple perhaps following Netflix into original programming — as a game changer, but leave your comments below.