Here's exactly what to expect from the new Apple TV's hardware

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Apple is expected to unveil the new version of its Apple TV next week, and now we have a clearer picture of what to expect in terms of hardware.

Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac just posted a report that gives a detailed overview of what will be included in Apple's new streaming box, and here's a look at some of the newest details.

In terms of hardware, the Apple TV will have:
  • More storage than its predecessor. Gurman says the new model will offer 16GB of storage rather than 8GB. It's unclear if there will be an 8GB model as well that's priced a bit cheaper than the 16GB.
  • A more powerful processor. The new Apple TV will run on Apple's A8 chip, which is the same one that powers the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. That's a big jump from the much older A5 single-core chip that powers the current Apple TV.
  • A new remote with a different color. We've heard in the past that the new Apple TV will have a revamped remote control with a touchpad, tactical buttons, and a microphone for Siri requests, but Gurman's latest report says it will also come in a new color. Rather than the traditional silver, the new Apple TV remote will come in a dark gray or black color to match the box's new look.
  • The same ports as the current version. The next Apple TV will include a power plug, an HDMI port, and a USB port, according to Gurman. It won't support 4K video playback, although Apple's upcoming iPhones are rumored to support 4K video capture.
Gurman also reiterates some of the more prominent details we've been hearing about for weeks, such as the idea that the new streaming box will have support for Siri, universal search, and an interface that looks more like iOS 9. We'll know for sure on Sept. 9, which is when Apple is expected to unveil the new device.

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