9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman says his sources are noting the following on Apple’s next-gen Apple TV, said to debut in September, while running an optimized version of iOS 9:
According to sources, this new Apple TV model, codenamed J34, will be the first model to run a full-blown iOS core. Specifically, the new Apple TV operating system will be a TV-optimized version of iOS 9. In addition to the new hardware inside, running iOS 9 will give the new Apple TV a series of benefits over the current model.
The upcoming Apple TV is said to sport a slimmer design, include a new Bluetooth and infrared powered touch-based remote, support Siri, include a developer SDK plus App Store, to go with more powerful hardware and bigger onboard storage.
Essentially, the long awaited Apple TV refresh is everything you may expect it to be, with a new iOS-like interface. As for the new cable TV service, that won’t launch until sometime in 2016.
Earlier this year, Apple was said to debut its new media device at WWDC, but was delayed as it was not ready for prime time, reported the New York Times. Earlier this month, BuzzFeed’s John Paczkowski reported Apple would debut its next-gen iPhones, iPads and Apple TV at a special event set for September 9th.