Apple is working into a new remote for your Apple TV next generation, reports the portal 9to5Mac.
Apple works on a new remote control for the next-generation Apple TV
While the article does not share specific details about the remote control change, it does suggest that Apple could move away from the controversial one. Siri Remote which debuted with the fourth-generation Apple TV.
People often point to the Siri Remote as one of the most controversial designs in the company’s history. It sits alongside the iMac G3’s “hockey puck” mouse and the unreliable, upside-down charging of the Magic Mouse 2 in Apple’s hall of infamy.
The report says that the remote control currently in development is codenamed B519. By comparison, the current Siri Remote is codenamed B439 within Apple. Whether this turns out to be an updated Siri Remote or something entirely new remains to be seen.
“When Apple introduced the Apple TV 4K in 2017, the Siri Remote it had a small change with a white ring around the Menu button, which made it identify as a new model, “he wrote 9to5Mac, citing anonymous sources. “However, as the new Remote has an internal model number well above the current version, we believe the changes will be more significant.”
It’s not the first time
This is not the first time that reports have emerged of a Apple tv or updated remote control. “Apple is planning a improved case with a stronger gaming focus, an updated remote and a new processor, “he wrote Bloomberg to late last year. At the beginning of December, Nikkei also reported that Apple was working on a 6th generation Apple TV box.
This will be the first new box to launch since the debut of the Apple TV + streaming service in November 2019.
It will certainly be interesting to know what Apple has in mind for a new remote, they deserve credit for trying something bold with the Siri Remote, although it doesn’t seem to have worked all that well among users.
Many people still cling to the idea that Apple should be able to reinvent television as we know it, based on comments made in the official biography of Steve Jobs a decade ago. Jobs he told biographer Walter Isaacson that he had “cracked” the formula to make a compelling TV navigation tool. “It will have the simplest user interface you can imagine.”
More than a decade later, it seems that Apple is still working to offer such a user interface. Let’s wait and see what 2021 brings us!