Earlier in the week, 9to5mac published the discovery that a reference to a new Apple TV remote was hidden in the fifth beta of tvOS. A new order that It must have arrived with a renewed Apple TV and that we could see at any time, assumptions that disappeared after discovering that it is, in fact, a third-party order.
A third-party order that calls into question the renewal of Apple TV
After discovering a schematic of this future controller in the sixth beta of tvOS, it turns out that the new TV remote it is actually a remote control designed by Universal Electronics. A company that designed it with cable companies in mind, as evidenced, for example, by the “Guide” button that appears.
The truth is, the design of this remote is a very radical change from the concept of the Siri Remote, now called the Apple TV Remote, which we all know. Buttons like the guide we mentioned or the one for turning on and off don’t look very Apple-like. The size as well as the return to a click wheel also attracts attention
This new order will go to television companies that sell Apple TV as a platform to access their video catalog. The set-top box will be supplied with the Apple TV Remote, but Apple will add this alternative command for these companies. Something that leaves us with doubts about the renewal of Apple TV.
For months now, one of the biggest indicators of Apple TV renewal has been that Apple is working on a new order. We assumed the new Apple TV should arrive with this new order.
The truth is, we are absolutely unaware of Apple’s plans for Apple TV. We may see a new version shortly, but we have fewer clues. In any case, these weeks that bring us closer to WWDC21 are crucial. We will surely see product launches, so we will stay tuned.