Next Apple TV will have A14 processor and 4GB RAM

The rumor: Apple is working on a fresh Apple TV with better specs, according to Mark Gurman (86.5% accurate, via Power On).

  • “The new Apple TV, code-named J255, is in development with an A14 chip and an additional gigabyte of RAM. That compares with the A12 chip announced as part of the 2021 Apple TV last year and could be useful for additional gaming capabilities rolling out in tvOS 16,” Gurman says
  • A new Siri remote could also be coming, as code discovered in iOS 16 beta 2 suggests

Sam’s take: To me, this should have been the update we got in 2021. While Apple nailed the new remote that launched with that Apple TV, the specs inside were still underwhelming. An A14 chip + extra RAM could more easily justify the price of the high-end streaming box. But I still think the cheaper version coming will still be the most interesting thing we see this year (Apple TV-wise).