Gurman: No New Hardware at WWDC, Apple TV Update Delayed

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Mark Gurman of Bloomberg has revealed that Apple is not expected to unveil any new hardware during its WWDC 2024 keynote on June 10.

“There’s no hardware scheduled for announcement at WWDC, unless Apple surprises us with a preview of a future device (to be clear: I don’t anticipate that),” Gurman stated in his Power On newsletter today.

Interestingly, Gurman has revised his earlier reports about the next Apple TV, now claiming that its release is not imminent. Previously, he had mentioned that Apple was targeting the first half of 2024 for the launch of a new Apple TV. The most recent model was launched in October 2022.

Here are the release dates for the last five Apple TV models:

  • Third-generation Apple TV 4K: October 2022
  • Second-generation Apple TV 4K: April 2021
  • First-generation Apple TV 4K: September 2017
  • Apple TV HD: September 2015
  • Third-generation Apple TV: March 2012

The upcoming Apple TV is rumored to include a more powerful processor than the current A15 Bionic chip and could be offered at a lower price. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has suggested a potential starting price of $99 in the U.S., down from the current $129.

While no significant design changes have been reported for the next Apple TV, Gurman mentioned that Apple has considered integrating a built-in camera in a future model. With tvOS 17, Apple introduced a FaceTime app for Apple TV. It’s enabling video calls on the television using the rear camera of a connected iPhone or iPad.

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