In his latest edition of the Power On newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says that while Apple didn’t show much love to the software running on the Apple TV and HomePod at this year’s WWDC “there are still some nice upgrades to those products in the works, though a new HomePod is unlikely to arrive until next year.”
He says the new Apple TV is in development with an A14 chip and an additional gigabyte of RAM. That compares with the A12 chip announced as part of the 2021 Apple TV last year and could be useful for additional gaming capabilities rolling out in tvOS 16. There are also rumors that a new remote is in the works for the set-top box.
Gurman says the HomePod will run the same S8 chip coming to the watches and will be closer to the original HomePod in terms of size and audio performance rather than a new HomePod mini. The new HomePod will have an updated display on top and there’s even been some talk of multi-touch functionality, he adds.
Gurman is also expecting new AirPods Pro earbuds this year with an updated chip and support for higher-quality audio.