Can we expect a new Apple TV for 2019? Or is Apple happy with the latest 4K release blackmail 2017? We are really ready for more, and we have gathered all the rumors and our personal requests for the new device here.
To put Apple TV 2019 in one context, it has been a tough road for Apple TV as a whole. Marked a "hobby" project by Steve Jobs, the idea of a set-top box was much on the back burner of Apple for many years.
The 4K-enabled Apple TV that emerged last year finally saw the streams meet promising that it is always held, boasting super-playback, some fun game options and voice control that actually worked.
So what does the follow-up look like? This is what we can see from Apple TV 201
Cut the hunt
- What is it? A new version of Apple's set top box
- When is it out? We would expect a message in September 2019
- What does it cost? Hopefully about the price of previous models
Apple TV 6 (2019) release date
As ever with unannounced Apple products, beyond the annual iPhone release, it is difficult to know when a new product will ever be meet stores. But we can make educated guesses based on the earlier models' release date.
The fifth generation, the 4K-capable Apple TV model was unveiled on September 12, 2017, nearly two years to the day the 4th generation Apple TV was announced.
By calculating, it is likely that a September 2019 disclosure will give time for television technology to develop enough for Apple to have something new to discuss. An Apple TV in 2018 may not be worth it to Apple – but we have our eyes on the new iPhone launch event today if they come in an announcement early.
Of course, we now know that the WWDC 2018 came and went without mentioning a new Apple TV. Maybe next year.
Apple TV 6 (2019) price
Of course, without a confirmed specification sheet, it is difficult to speculate on the cost. Apple knows it's worth the damage with sales.
It is worth remembering that in the case of set-top boxes it has elapsed, Apple has always ordered a premium price.
For the sake of the context, the current Apple TV costs $ 179 / $ 179 / $ 249 for the 32 GB version, while the 64 GB option costs $ 199 / $ 199 / AU 279. Apple TV 6 (2019): What we want to see
The Apple TV line has made some sunny steps forward over the last two generation audits. But there is still room for improvement on a 6th generation Apple TV ever hit stores.
Apple's attitude to content and voice control sometimes frustrates and it is in these areas we are mostly looking for some progress with a new Apple TV, what with the underlying hardware is relatively stable at this time.  An open approach for third-party apps and video
The walls of Apple's enclosed garden have been slowly erased over the years but it's still pretty picky about what makes it their TV-based app store. It's particularly clear when comparing Apple TV with something like Android TV-based set-top boxes, where a wide range of applications (including some more controversial options like Kodi) are available.
It would be good to see Apple take a similar open attitude to their TV viewing options in the future. Tastes all over the world vary, and a wider variety of programming and streaming options (as well as ways to play your own media) would go down a treat if included in the Apple TV 2018.
More Game Options
The last two generations of Apple TV have seen the company subdue the toes deeper in the gaming world – something that, beyond the iOS App Store, has been reluctant to do in a home space in the past.
But with the 5th Gen. release and the partnership with Thatgamecompany for his game Sky, it seemed that it finally took home games seriously.
But outside the TV's Sky, Apple video games have still not been very high profile. The clearest rival in this regard is Nvidia Shield, who takes games very seriously with built-in console conversions for the hardware and a cloud streaming game service.
It would be good to see that Apple gets more high-quality developers on board – which shouldn't be as difficult as it does, considering the relationship it already has with mobile developers.
Attenuator voice control with Siri
Controlling your TV with voice commands is still a thrill, but Apple's Siri is behind the capabilities of Google's assistant and Amazon's Alexa.
The TV space would be a good area for it to invest in, given the relatively tight contextual window that it must work within.
We would like to see that the Siri integration really shows up deeply with the 6th gene Apple TV 2018 – perhaps scheduling a calendar entry for your favorite version date, for example.
Better HomePod Sync
Apple's smart speakers can frustrate thanks to Siri's sometimes weak recognition features, but one thing that is undeniable if the hardware is its sound quality.
It is easily the smartest speaker in the market – if it is among the most expensive of them.
Now that HomePod speakers support stereo pairs and multiple rooms, can it be possible to have HomePod automatically set in surround sound configuration if multiple speakers and the TV box are present?
Better Exclusive Content
Apple has invested in exclusive content for a few years now and while Carpool Karaoke still has a relatively loyal follow-up, there was not much fanfare around its reality TV in the Apps Show.
Compare it to what Amazon produces for its Prime Service and Fire TVs, and it seems to be lacking big.
Apple needs to do better to bring in big name TV and movie directors if it will compete with Jeff Bezos service and Netflix. Perhaps this can be integrated and subsidized by the long-standing Russian Apple TV subscription service allegedly attempted by the company for years.