News
News Categories

Rumour suggests updated Apple TV 4K with A12X chip on the horizon

By Ng Chong Seng - on 9 May 2020, 12:29pm

Rumour suggests updated Apple TV 4K with A12X chip on the horizon

(Image: Apple Store.)

According to well-known leaker Jon Prosser, Apple is ‘ready to ship’ an updated Apple TV 4K set-top box sporting an Apple A12X chip and up to 128GB storage.

Rumours of a new Apple TV 4K aren’t exactly new: in Feb when Apple released the first beta of tvOS 13.4, 9to5Mac found code that referenced a new Apple TV model. The files suggested that the new Apple TV uses the arm64e architecture, which is what’s used on the A12 and later A-series processors.

For what it’s worth, the A12X Bionic is an octa-core processor that first appeared in the 1st-gen 11-inch iPad Pro and 3rd-gen 12.9-inch iPad Pro. While the 1.5-year-old SoC is no longer used in Apple’s latest iPhones and iPads, it’s still mighty powerful for something like the Apple TV 4K.

Also, the current 5th-gen Apple TV 4K is released in end 2017 and uses the A10X Fusion. The A10X also appeared earlier in the 2nd-gen 12.9-inch iPad Pro — so if you follow the pattern, an A12X in the new Apple TV 4K makes sense.

Until that happens, the 5th-gen Apple TV 4K in 32GB and 64GB options are going for S$268 and S$298 respectively.

Source: Jon Prosser on Twitter.

Join HWZ's Telegram channel here and catch all the latest tech news!
Our articles may contain affiliate links. If you buy through these links, we may earn a small commission.