Apple has already made it official that it's going to hold a media event on the 9th of September. But, as usual, the company is tight lipped regarding its future plans. Thankfully though, the leaks are coming in hot, and we already have a slight hint at who would be the primary stars of the show - the iPhone 6s and the Apple TV 4. Having that said, a new report has emerged, claiming that the new Apple TV will feature a brand new Wii style motion sensing remote.
Apple TV 4 To Feature A Motion Sensing Remote
According to a report published by TechCrunch, who claim to have inside scoop on the matter, the Apple TV 4 will feature a remote that will also sense motion. The reason for this is quite obvious, given the previous report on the upcoming Apple TV that it would have a dedicated App Store, and we're of course talking about the possibility of gaming.
Bringing gaming to the Apple TV sounds logical too, as it will open the platform to a whole new variety of possibilities, and of course, give developers something new to push their teeth into.
The report also states that the Apple TV will be powered by an Apple A8 chip, the one found in the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. This would further boost the performance of the set-top box, and open the doors to powerful and more meaningful apps.
Coming back to the remote of the Apple TV 4 itself, the accessory will feature a touchpad as well as a few physical buttons for interacting with the on-screen content. The remote will also feature a microphone for Siri commands, something which has long since been rumored to make the cut to the Apple TV.
The new Apple TV is set to receive a major design refresh and is rumored to be far more sleeker than the current model. It would be interesting to see how Apple will rule the living room space once again with its new model, and whether or not it can deliver all the goodness under the $99 price tag.
The event kicks off 9am PDT on the 9th of September, and Apple will, as ever, be streaming the entire event live. For more details, be sure to check out: How To Live Stream September 9th iPhone 6s Event On iOS, Apple TV, Mac, PC.
Lastly, be sure to check out our roundup on what Apple might announce at the event: What To Expect From Apple’s ‘Hey Siri, Give Us A Hint’ September 9th Event.