Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple is working on a streaming-only TV service for the Apple TV that involves channels from ABC, CBS, Fox, and a handful of others. Today, a report from Buzzfeed’s John Paczkowski indicates that we may finally see a new Apple TV set-top box this summer at the Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference and that the upgraded hardware will ship with a new app store and SDK that will let developers do more with the device.
Not too surprising, but long overdue (if this rumor pans out, which I believe it will this time around). The last refresh was in 2013, and the adjustments were very minor. A new set top, with an sdk for developers would be a great improvement. This makes sense too after the price drop and other rumors about a TV service from Apple.