With the official debut of the subsequent-era Apple TV lower than two weeks away, sources have offered further particulars on Apple’s pricing, availability, and product lineup plans for its set-prime units. Based on sources, the fourth-era Apple TV shall be priced under $ 200, and is on monitor to grow to be out there in October. Apple executives are apparently nonetheless finalizing the price of the revamped front room device, however the newest choices name for a beginning price level of both $ 149 or $ 199, each greater than the third-era Apple TV…
The new Apple TV will come at a premium price in contrast with the present mannequin, which was initially priced at $ 99 from its launch in 2012, then was lowered to $ 69 this March. Because the new field shall be significantly costlier than in style options from Roku, Google and Amazon, Apple plans to maintain the $ 69 third-era device for sale as an entry degree mannequin inside the Apple TV product line. The new Apple TV 4 might be similar to the present mannequin in look, however will probably be thicker and barely wider, sources say.
Apple’s subsequent-era Apple TV will embrace numerous new features to distinguish itself from the older version, together with Siri help, a new distant management, an App Retailer with a Software program Improvement Package for builders, and a refreshed consumer interface. As quickly as subsequent yr, Apple plans to launch a cable-changing streaming TV service that bundles a number of tv channels for a price as little as $ 40 per thirty days, however the new Apple TV will initially nonetheless require logins to cable networks to unlock content material.
In accordance with our sources, the software replace that permits Apple’s cable-alternative service is at present deliberate to additionally develop into obtainable for the third-era Apple TV. Nevertheless, the present mannequin won’t obtain help for the upcoming App Retailer, nor will it’s instantly controllable by Siri. We could have extra particulars on the new Apple TV’s gaming, Siri, and distant management performance in the coming days.
Apple additionally plans to introduce the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus at its September ninth occasion. As we’ve reported, the new smartphones will embrace Drive Contact-succesful shows, a new Rose Gold shade option, 12 megapixel cameras with 4K video recording help, extra environment friendly wi-fi chips from Qualcomm, quicker A9 processors with double the RAM and higher battery life, and improved front-facing cameras for FaceTime. Apple, nevertheless, won’t be introducing a new 4-inch “iPhone 6c.”