Last updated on January 16th, 2023 at 02:06 pm
The king of the living room of an Apple user is about to receive an update. We are talking, of course, about the new Apple TV 4K 2022 that rumors are already painting on the horizon. It is an evolution of the existing model and has a series of most interesting improvements and novelties. Let’s take a look at them.
What will the design of the Apple TV 4K 2022 look like?
For several generations, the Apple TV has hardly changed its physical appearance. The only thing that has changed is that the newer models are taller. It went from being a square with rounded edges of 9.8cm on a side and 2.3cm in height to one of 3.5cm in size on the same side.
The design of the Apple TV is reasonably current, despite having many years behind it. A small, discreet, black device with a front LED indicates that it is active or receiving an order. Rumors do not point to any improvement on this front in the Apple TV 4K 2022 (to call it something).
What processor and functions will the Apple TV 4K 2022 have?
In his weekly newsletter, Mark Gurman hinted that Apple is working on a new 4K Apple TV. Codenamed J255, this Apple TV would bring an A14 Bionic processor under the hood. A substantial upgrade from the 2021 Apple TV 4K A12 Bionic.
In addition to this renewed processor, it would have more RAM. Specifically, an additional 1GB of RAM from the 3GB that it currently has. Both the new chip and the RAM would help execute more demanding games.
This new Apple TV 2022 would bring two major improvements: A12 Bionic chip and 1GB more of RAM
As for the Siri Remote, Apple already redesigned this peripheral to control Apple TV last year. Made of aluminum and with a wheel similar to the iPod, it left behind the touch surface of the two previous models. Of course, along the way, it has lost both the accelerometer and the gyroscope that allowed you to play some games without third-party controls.
As for the software, the truth is that tvOS 16 does not bring great news. This may be because they are reserved for new hardware, such as this hypothetical Apple TV 4K 2022.
What can be the release date of the Apple TV 4K 2022?
Mark Gurman himself assured that the device is under development, without specifying a date or estimate of when the launch of the new Apple TV 4K could be. The truth is that since it is a device with hardly any changes, although the ones that exist are important, its renewal should not take too long.
Although there was an Apple TV 4K in 2017, and we waited up to four years for the next generation, that should not make us wait for a new era in 2025. The truth is that the end of 2022 or the beginning of the next are good dates for its launch.
What price will the Apple TV 4K 2022 have?
To find out what the price of the Apple TV 4K 2022 may be, it is always a good idea to see the prices of the current generation. They look like this:
- Apple TV HD 32GB: 159 euros.
- Apple TV 4K 2021 32GB: 199 euros.
- Apple TV 4K 2021 364GB: 219 euros.
An Apple TV 4K 2022 entry should be around the same 199 euros as the base model of the current generation. Although knowing what happened to the MacBook Air M1, which went up in price without improving the hardware, we may see it go up slightly.