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Apple TV 4th generation, it’s been too long

Apple sent out invites yesterday for an event taking place next week, which will be to launch new products. We don’t have to presume that a new line of iPad tablets will be released, as that is a given, but what of those other devices? Like all of Apple’s invitations they always have a tagline, and yesterday’s was, “it’s been too long”. This could mean any number of products, with the Apple TV 4th generation just one.

We have already looked at the possibility of the iPod touch 6G, as that is now two years old and has the same processor as the iPhone 4S, which we know struggles to run iOS 8. Then, there is the Mac mini, this small desktop computer is crying out to have a 2014 update, but the market on both devices have been in decline, even when those models were released.

Apple TV 4th generation

One product that comes up time and again is the need for an Apple TV 4th-gen, as the launch of Amazon’s Fire TV with its gaming feature was one in the eye for those still using Apple’s aging set-top box.

The Apple TV set-top box is long overdue for a refresh, although recent reports suggest we may not see an update until early next year, due to ongoing talks with cable and media companies over content deals.

Wishful thinking – Just think of the possibility of a new Apple TV 4G for 2014 with a 4K output, Thunderbolt, along with an all-new design? However, the crowning glory would be the prospect of gaming. Let’s get real though, the likelihood of the latest A8 chip being able to handle 4K is very unlikely.

As for gaming, this is a must for Apple, and maybe saying it’s been too long means that gaming is finally coming to the Apple TV, as it has been something we have desired for a couple of years now.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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