With the rumored additions of an App Store and motion control, it's not surprising that gaming is said to be one of the major areas of focus for the upcoming Apple TV. While a number of games for iPhone and iPad offer support for play on current-generation Apple TVs, the addition of the App Store to the box will apparently see Apple push gaming as one of the main uses of the device.
Additionally, the Apple TV will reportedly support dedicated Bluetooth gaming controllers, according to 9to5Mac:
In addition to the convenience of downloading games directly from the Apple TV's built-in App Store, and controlling many of them via a new bundled remote control, Apple will also support more complex, console-style Bluetooth game controllers with the pressure-sensitive buttons and joysticks previously introduced for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches.
The bundled remote for the Apple TV, which has been reported to feature both tactile buttons and a touchpad, will apparently include a dedicated Home button, as well as a button for triggering Siri through the built-in microphone. The remote is also said to retain the use of replacable batteries, much like the current Apple remote.
The new Apple TV will also reportedly have support for Bluetooth 4.2, as well as 802.11ac Wi-Fi. We expect to know more about the upcoming Apple TV next week, when it reportedly makes an appearance at Apple's iPhone event.