The Apple TV 4K hasn’t been updated for more than three and a half years, which is an unfathomable length of time in technology. Yet, 9to5Mac reports that the new tvOS 14.5 beta references support for 120Hz refresh rates — a capacity that no as of now accessible Apple TV models have — which could show Apple is working on a new version of its set-top box.
While it’s not satisfactory what Apple may utilize a 120Hz refresh rate for in another Apple TV, one of the additional intriguing possibilities is for smoother gaming, similar to what’s offered with 120Hz support on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Apple has been showing expanded interest in gaming lately, so it wouldn’t be an over the top amazement if the new Apple TV had seriously gaming-focused features.
For instance, Apple just added a lot of new games to its Apple Arcade gaming subscription service, which allows you to mess around on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV and carry your advancement across platforms. What’s more, the iOS 14.5, macOS 11.3, and tvOS 14.5 betas additionally all incorporate support for the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller and the Xbox Series X controller — probably, that support will extend to the final software releases.
The supposed 120Hz support for Apple TV would likewise agree with a Bloomberg report from December, which said Apple was working on a new Apple TV for at some point this year with a “stronger gaming focus.” (That report additionally said the new set-top box would have a redesigned remote, which will ideally be simpler to utilize.) While we don’t know precisely when Apple will declare this reputed gadget, or if it will declare it by any means, in case you’re in the market for another Apple TV, you should stand by only a bit.