New Apple TV hardware won’t be ready for WWDC reveal

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It isn't going to control itself. Well, not before The Singularity, anyway.
It isn't going to control itself. Well, not before The Singularity, anyway.
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Apple fans that were hoping a new Apple TV set top box would debut next week at WWDC are in for some bad news today. According to the New York Times, Apple is postponing its plans to debut the device next weeks because it’s just not quite ready.

The Apple TV has remained relatively unchanged since its second generation upgrade in 2010, but Apple’s team is still having problems getting the final product polished after already suffering major setbacks for content deals.

According to NYT’s Brian Chen, Apple had planned as recently as mid-May to use WWDC to spotlight the new Apple TV hardware, improved remote, and SDK for third-party apps, “but those plans were postponed partly because the product was not ready for prime time, according to two people briefed on the product.”

Apple released the third generation Apple TV in 2012 that contained modest upgrades to the CPU and RAM. HomeKit hardware now requires third-generation Apple TVs to be used as a hub, but many were hoping an entirely new device would be coming.

Now that Apple TV has been scraped from the keynote, iOS 9, OS X 10.11, and Apple’s new music service will likely take up the bulk of the presentation, though a few surprises might be thrown in. For a full rundown on what to expect, check out our run up to the event here.

Source: NYT