What you need to know
- A new report claims Apple is indeed working on a new remote for Apple TV.
- That corroborates previous reports of an update.
A new report has added to previous rumors claiming that Apple may be working on a new remote for Apple TV.
The only real information we can glean about the remote from this report is that as noted, the internal identifier is reportedly very different from the current B439 Siri remote. This would seem to indicate the new remote will be quite a big change as opposed to a slight tweak or update.
This isn't the first we've heard of a new Apple TV remote. From September:
All Apple TV models ship with the Apple Siri remote, but many people simply hate it. In fact the best remotes for Apple TV are widely understood to be third-party options from companies like Logitech.
A rumored Apple event that was originally pegged for March, and is now expected in April, could bring the debut of new Apple TV hardware, which has reportedly been ready to ship from Apple for some time.
Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9
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