Watch Out Xbox And PlayStation – Apple TV 4 Will Have Strict Focus On Gaming


It's been reported from time and time again that the upcoming Apple TV 4 will feature third-party apps and games support. And now, a new report has surfaced, claiming that the Apple TV 4's strict focus will be on the gaming side, and the Cupertino giant is taking things very seriously.

Apple TV

The news comes in from The New York Times, and they say:

Apple is expected to make games a primary selling point of its new Apple TV product, which is scheduled to be announced on Wednesday in San Francisco, according to people briefed on Apple’s plans who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The Apple TV 4 is said to come packed with a 64-bit Apple A8 chip, which will significantly give the device a boost in performance, essentially allowing gamers to get their fix on a large screen. But keep on thing in mind though, the Apple A8 is a mobile chip, so don't expect PlayStation 4 or Xbox One levels of gaming performance in your living room, as the Cupertino giant is aiming towards the casual gamer out there.

Another report, which was published a while back, suggested that the Apple TV 4 will have explicit support for external Bluetooth game controllers, but today's piece confirms that the Cupertino giant is taking gaming a bit too seriously in that regard with its upcoming set-top box.

The Apple TV 4 will be a huge upgrade over the current set-top box which Apple sells in the market. The upcoming iteration will feature a brand new remote with a microphone for Siri and a touchpad for interacting with the on-screen UI. And speaking of UI, the Apple TV 4 is said to come with brand new software on-board, breaking away from Apple's current-gen offering.

Apple TV 4 UI

Apple TV 4 UI concept by Andrew Ambrosino

The Apple TV 4 will be unveiled at Cupertino's big event which will take place on the 9th of September, just two days from now. The company is expected to announce a bunch of new hardware, including the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus along with a range of new iPads in the iPad Pro and the iPad mini 4. Apple will, of course, talk about software as well, but this time around will instead focus on the final release dates of iOS 9, El Capitan and watchOS 2.

We'll be covering the event from start to finish on the big day, so be sure to check out on this space in a couple of days' time.

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