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What the next Apple TV needs to succeed

Dan Moren | Aug. 10, 2015
An Apple TV update has reportedly been in the cards for a few months now, and late last week, reports suggested that the much-awaited new version of the set-top box would arrive this fall.

Despite the fact that gaming on the Apple TV could be popular, I don't see Apple making an actual physical game controller to go along with it--it just doesn't strike me as something the company cares enough to do. But I look forward to potentially being proved wrong.

The best of the rest

There are a whole host of other improvements that a new Apple TV might bring: support for the 4K resolution, much improved search, and perhaps even the ability to act as a HomeKit hub. One thing that we probably won't see, however, is the rumored TV subscription service--the same report that pegged the upcoming Apple TV revision to September suggests that the service won't arrive until later this year, or possibly even next.

I've been waiting for an Apple TV for a while--so long, in fact, that I've largely given up using my increasingly slow and unreliable Apple TV in favor of an Amazon Fire TV. But I'm ready to make the switch back, just as soon as Apple gives me a great reason to do so. You might say I'm on the edge of my seat.


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