Next-Gen Apple TV Will Reportedly Cost Under $199, Coming Soon In October

Apple TV

The new Apple TV 4th Gen is going to be a major update. For the first time the Apple TV will include an App Store with a Software Development Kit for developers, a new remote control, a refreshed user interface and Siri support, according to reports.

If rumors are to be believed, Apple reportedly plans to unveil a larger, more feature-rich version of its Apple TV. The fourth generation Apple TV will be priced significantly higher than its predecessor, and could cost up to twice as much as its best-selling competition.

The iPhone maker is set to take stage on September 9, wherein they would announce the launch of new products, believed to be the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. In the same event, Apple would also announce a new breed of Apple TVs that could be available in the market come October, according to reports.

According to reports, the price is below $200 and Apple is still deciding between $149 and $199. However, the new higher prices are still lower than what the original Apple TV price was. Apple will still offer the older, $69 variant for consumers who don’t want to spend upwards of $149 on a set-top box from Cupertino.

Apple first launched the Apple TV 1 in 2007. It had a hard-drive and required PC with iTunes to work. A software update in 2008 made the Apple TV 1 independent from a PC. The company offered the Apple TV 1 in a 40GB and 160GB variant priced at $229 and $329 respectively. In the year 2010, Apple introduced the Apple TV 2 with the design used up to today.

The Apple TV 2 was launched with the $99 price-tag that continued until 2015, despite the upgrade to the Apple TV 3 in 2012. In 2013 Apple unveiled a hardware optimized version with the Apple TV 3 rev A. Earlier in March, Apple cut down the price of the Apple TV 3 to $69 in sync with the launch of HBO Now on the Apple TV.

The new Apple TV 4th Gen is going to be a major update. For the first time the Apple TV will include an App Store with a Software Development Kit for developers, a new remote control, a refreshed user interface and Siri support, according to reports.

This will make the Apple TV a pervasive device taking control over homes. Home automation, media, TV and games will be available on the new Apple TV.

Beginning next year, Apple plans to introduce a cable-replacing streaming TV service that bundles various television channels for a price as low as $40 per month however; the new Apple TV will initially require logins to cable networks to unlock content.

Carrie Ann
Carrie Ann is Editor-in-Chief at Industry Leaders Magazine, based in Las Vegas. Carrie covers technology, trends, marketing, brands, productivity, and leadership. When she isn’t writing she prefers reading. She loves reading books and articles on business, economics, corporate law, luxury products, artificial intelligence, and latest technology. She’s keen on political discussions and shares an undying passion for gadgets. Follow Carrie Ann on Twitter, Facebook

Recent Posts

Nokia to launch T20 tablet with 10.36 inch display

Nokia to launch T20 tablet with 10.36 inch display

The Nokia T20 will sport a 10.36-inch display and will have 4 GB RAM along with 64 gigs of native storage.
21 hours ago
Ford sees surprise Q2 profit despite chip shortage and manufacturing hassles

Ford sees surprise Q2 profit despite chip shortage and manufacturing hassles

“The business is ‘spring loaded’ for a rebound when semiconductor supplies stabilize and more closely match demand.”
1 day ago
Audi A6 E-tron Production Launch in 2023

Audi A6 E-tron Production Launch in 2023

Audi has confirmed that there will be multiple variants of the etron, including “basic versions optimized for minimum consumption and maximum range.
2 days ago
Royal Dutch Shell buyback lifts investor sentiment

Royal Dutch Shell buyback lifts investor sentiment

Royal Dutch Shell commences share buybacks before the end of this year while reducing its first quarter dividend to 16 cents per share, a 66% cut.
2 days ago
Citizens Financial to acquire Investors Bancorp in $3.5 billion NYC push

Citizens Financial to acquire Investors Bancorp in $3.5 billion NYC push

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. and Investors Bancorp announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger in a cash-and-stock deal worth $3.5 billi
3 days ago
Apple Q3 Earnings Break Records Again!

Apple Q3 Earnings Break Records Again!

Apple Q3 earnings prove the Cupertino giant remains unaffected by the Covid-19 pandemic as sales rise across all product lines.
3 days ago