The next generation Apple TV could be unveiled later this year, based on the latest leak from Apple’s unreleased HomePod.
Code for Apple’s leaky smart speaker reveals that the new Apple TV might finally gain 4K support and it will support two of the biggest formats for super high def video.
Over the last few weeks the HomePod’s software has revealed a number of upcoming features on unannounced products. Sleuthing developers unearthed info on the iPhone 8’s facial scanning and SmartCamera features. Now there appears to be some details of the new Apple TV inside too.
iOS developer Guilherme Rambo discovered references to both Dolby Vision and HDR10 color formats for 4K video in the HomePod’s software.
4K HDR Apple TV? CONFIRMED! pic.twitter.com/nBKg022A4B
— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) August 5, 2017
Rumors of a 4K Apple TV started circulating earlier this year. Some reports claimed the early prototypes of the device packed a microphone and speaker so you can talk to Siri. That seems unlikely now that Apple introduced its HomePod speaker at WWDC 2017.
Some iTunes purchases have also been updated recently showing 4K support, even though Apple only offers videos in 1080p. The new Apple TV might make its debut during the iPhone 8 keynote this fall.