In terms of hardware, the refreshed Apple TV will pack 64GB and 128GB storage options.
We've already seen indications that Apple may be planning an update to another one of its long-neglected products, the Apple TV, and now a new set of reports is providing us with a bit more insight into exactly what the new set-top box may actually look like.
It has been nearly three years since Apple officially launched the previous generation of Apple TV 4K, and with the launch of Apple TV + streaming service and Apple Arcade game subscription service, the release of the new Apple TV is on the horizon.More news: Chef Floyd Cardoz, who contracted COVID-19, dies at age 59
Aside from Kids Mode, the report adds that Apple plans to add screen time management features to tvOS. Meanwhile, the Apple TV+ is supposedly getting reworked with an increased focus on content.
New Apple TV hardware coming?
The Verifier's predictions for the CPU are a bit more interesting, with its sources saying that it could include either an A11 or an A12. This will allow parents to ensure that their kids aren't watching inappropriate content, as well as monitoring how much time they're spending on the Apple TV in various apps and games. In addition, the new Apple TV may also be equipped with A12 or A13 bionic chips, which brings stronger processing performance.More news: Christchurch shooting: Brenton Tarrant pleads guilty to attacks in New Zealand
Kids mode would allow kids to watch Apple TV content aimed at kids, with parental controls options that will allow parents to restrict available content. Parents will be able to block television shows, movies and applications that are not appropriate for their age, and may set screen time limits. The storage is set to be upgraded from 23- and 64GB to 64- and 128GB respectively, offering more space for users to download Apple Arcade titles, and although it won't be exclusive to the new model, the upcoming Apple TV will launch alongside a new Kids Mode.
In September a year ago, Twitter users broke the news that the internal models of the new generation Apple TV were Apple TV 11.1 and J305, which coincided with the code in the internal version of iOS 13.
The Apple TV 6 is said to be launching before the end of the year, but we don't know if that timeline has taken any coronavirus-related production issues into account.More news: Two billion in lockdown as PM puts new restrictions in place
However, the site that reported the rumour - The Verifier - says there would be an event for it very late in 2020 which doesn't really tally with the timing of usual Apple events.