All New Upgraded Apple TV Here

Apple today officially announced its long anticipated revamped Apple TV set top box

While proclaiming that “The future of TV is apps” Tim Cook and team demoed the new device highlighting the key areas of the update: new powerful hardware, a modern OS, an all-new user experience, developer tools, and an App Store.

The physical design of the new Apple TV doesn’t get a major overhaul like the rest of the experience with the new hardware looking very similar to the just-over-palm-sized square design of the current and previous generation Apple TVs.

New remote controls:

A new remote control, The new Apple TV includes a brand new remote control bundled with the device that offers a revamped design from the previous generation Apple TV and new features. To go along with larger tactile buttons for navigating the Apple TV with Siri and returning to the device’s home screen, the remote includes a built-in mic necessary for recognizing the Siri commands and a touchpad for navigating the new user interface with touch screen-like gestures. It includes Bluetooth 4.0, volume control, an accelerometer and gyroscope, and it charges via a Lightning connector on the bottom. 

Apple also noted that iPhones and iPod touch can be used as controllers for games on the new Apple TV. It’s still made out of an aluminum-like material like the previous model, but it now has a black finish to color match the Apple TV box.

Here Is The Specs:

Specs for the new hardware include a more powerful 64-bit A8 chip as its processor (the chip Apple used for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and a less powerful version of the A8X it used in the iPad Air 2). That’s an upgrade over the previous generation Apple TV and will help to accommodate new gaming features Apple is offering with the new Apple TV software experience. The device also includes an IR receiver, 802.11ac WiFi with MIMO, and Bluetooth 4.0. 

Pricing and Availability:  

Apple TV starts at $149 for a 32GB model and goes up to $199 for a 64GB model. Both will become available in October when the third-generation Apple TV will stick around at $69.