Apple TV 4
As we move closer towards WWDC 2014, more rumors have emerged, predicting the announcements Apple will be making at they keynote, scheduled for June 2nd. We already know Apple will preview major upgrades to Mac OS X, and iOS at the conference, but the folks at 9to5Mac have a lot more information about the announcements.
In a note to investor, Piper Jaffray Analyst Gene Munster said the Amazon TV should be a wake call to Apple that it must look at the Apple TV as a “focus product line” instead of a hobby. Munster is well-known Apple analyst, who repeatedly predicted Apple was working on a full Television set that has yet to debut.
Rumors hint at an upcoming Apple TV refresh sometime this year, with most people assuming Apple will release another set-top box. German magazine Curved looked beyond the set-top box this time and imagined the Apple TV as an HDMI compatible stick.
Apple bundling a $25 iTunes Gift Card with the Apple TV; sparks off speculation of next-gen Apple TV
In what is claimed to be a stock clearance drive, Apple is offering a $25 gift card with every purchase of its current gen Apple TV. Rumors of Apple preparing to launch a refresh to this home media device have been floating around the internet for quite a while now, so this new move doesn’t surprise us.
According to Bloomberg, Apple is working on a new Apple TV that’ll debut later this year. Apple is allegedly in talks with pay TV provider Time Warner Cable and other partners to provide content for the product.