The Apple TELEVISION 4K hasn’t been upgraded for more than 3 and a half years, which is an eternity in innovation. However 9to5Mac reports that the brand-new tvOS 14.5 beta referrals support for 120Hz refresh rates– an ability that no presently readily available Apple TELEVISION designs have– which might suggest Apple is dealing with a brand-new variation of its set-top box.
While it’s unclear what Apple might utilize a 120Hz revitalize rate for in a brand-new Apple TELEVISION, among the more interesting possibilities is for smoother video gaming, like what’s used with 120Hz assistance on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Apple has actually been revealing increased interest in video gaming since late, so it would not be excessive of a surprise if the brand-new Apple TELEVISION had more gaming-focused functions.
For instance, Apple simply included a lot of brand-new video games to its Apple Game video gaming membership service, which lets you play video games on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TELEVISION and bring your development throughout platforms. And the iOS 14.5, macOS 11.3, and tvOS 14.5 betas likewise all consist of assistance for the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller and the Xbox Series X controller– probably, that assistance will rollover to the last software application releases.
The reported 120Hz assistance for Apple TELEVISION would likewise associate a Bloomberg report from December, which stated Apple was dealing with a brand-new Apple TELEVISION for at some point this year with a “more powerful video gaming focus.” (That report likewise stated the brand-new set-top box would have a revamped remote, which will ideally be much easier to utilize.) While we do not understand precisely when Apple will reveal this reported gadget, or if it will reveal it at all, if you remain in the marketplace for a brand-new Apple TELEVISION, you may wish to wait simply a bit.