‘Gaming’ will reportedly be a key part of next-gen Apple TV

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A recently-released New York Times report has disclosed that ‘gaming’ will likely be one of the key components of Apple’s forthcoming new Apple TV version. The next-generation Apple TV set-top box is expected to be unveiled by Apple at its September 9 product launch event in San Francisco.

The NY Times report, citing unidentified sources familiar with Apple’s new Apple TV plans, the cost of the upgraded version of the Apple TV set-top box will likely start at around US$150. The device will boast increased power for improved graphics; a new remote which can also serve as a controller; and an app store to facilitate gamers in buying games.

Some other reports have revealed that Apple will chiefly target casual gamers – who do not want to buy a high-end gaming console - with its new Apple TV version rather than try to attract Xbox One and PlayStation 4 fans.

Meanwhile, about some of the notable features of the new Apple TV, BuzzFeed’s John Paczkowski has said in a recent report that the set-top box will boast ‘universal search,’ to allow users to enter the name of a program and find out where it can be watched, from a number of providers including iTunes and Netflix.

Another new Apple TV-related report, from 9to5Mac, has revealed that the revamped Apple TV will be “the first model to run a full-blown iOS core.” The report has also added: “Specifically, the new Apple TV operating system will be a TV-optimized version of iOS 9.”

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