it could just be they want to highlight the product more due to the decline in iPod sales, and I'm sure what must be lower numbers of visitors to that part of the site. The rumours regarding the refresh are rather intriguing though. I can see gaming capabilities finding place in the living room, for example during family gatherings at Xmas when traditionally board games appear.
I'm ready to cash in my 75 dollar Apple Store credit for buying an iPad Air on Black Friday.
Bought my Gen 3 Apple TV when it launched a couple of years ago in March and it has gotten a LOT of use.
I think that it's time for an Apple TV app store. I don't just want games I want news, podcasts and more coming from 3rd party.
Integrating an 11ac router would be awesome because it can extend your network to every room that has a display. It also reduces the need to be redundant with an Airport Express and Apple TV.
I'd like BT control of Apple TV via iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch rather than wifi. I'd like a new UI that mirrors the Apple TV display to your Mac or iOS device.
I'd like higher bit-rate support for audio (24/96)
I'd like Siri control of the Apple TV if you have a Siri enabled iOS device.
I'd like synchronization of audio across all Apple TV
It’s a streaming device. There won’t be internal storage increases. It has 8GB now to buffer an entire HD movie at once. Other than that they don’t care.
I’d love something that does hardware decoding of h.265. That would be great.
Not really needed, is all.
Apple Remote. Want better, use your iOS device.
Channels. No need for apps.
And if it has the “router built in” like one rumor says, that cuts in half the latency between the streamed game from the iOS controller playing on it.
$400 sounds a bit on the high side.
Toss in a A7 which has more than enough Oomph for games. Add the Routing functionality and 16GB of NAND storage (should cost no more than the 8GB that Gen 3 comes with)
I'm thinking $199-249
Apple keeps Gen 3 around at $99 for those that don't need the extra features.