According to a new report from online publisher BuzzFeed, Apple (AAPL) is gearing up to release the next generation of its Apple TV set-top box in September alongside new iPhones.
The report claims that the new and long awaited refreshed model will be smaller and slimmer than the current generation-device and utilize Apple’s new A8 processor. The device will also feature a “drastically improved” remote with touch-pad input, increased built-in storage, and have an operating system that will support Siri voice search.” Furthermore, the publication adds that on the software side of things, this new Apple TV will feature a refreshed interface and have its own App Store, with a devs kit that will also be announced at the event.
Apple TV has been long overdue for a refresh — it has not been refreshed since 2013.
Cupertino had originally planned to unveil the next generation Apple TV at WWDC in June, but scrapped it from the event at the last minute.