Apple Inc. (AAPL) Expected To Launch Apple TV In First Half Of 2014

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is now expected to come up with an upgraded Apple TV set top box within the first half of the 2014, according to 9to5Mac. The website reported that the iPhone maker could integrate some app and game store in the new Apple TV, which is “well into testing.”

Lot of new features expected

“We are led to believe that the new device, which is said to be a set-top box rather than a full-fledged TV set, will likely be introduced in the first half of 2014,” the website noted.

The report said that the new operating system in the Apple TV is expected to be based on iOS. Further, the released dates could shift for such products due to content partners, who play an important role in such products.

The website reported that Apple is testing new input methods for TV related products such as motion controls, but as of now it is not confirm that the feature would be included in the new Apple TV. The expected Apple TV might be loaded with the new type of content and there might be an App store or Game store for the new device.

In the report, it was mentioned that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL would publicize the new store and new hardware; and the users, who are already using the Apple TV, would be able to update the new generation software design. At present, a user can play games on Apple TV through AirPlay, but if the company expands the gaming feature it has the potential to hurt console makers like Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo.

Apple may launch two iPhones this year

Apart from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) TV, the company is also rumoured to launch larger display phones in the year 2014 itself. Some analysts are arguing the Apple would keep display size of iPhone 6 at 4.8 inches while others are pitching for a larger display. Upcoming iPhone is expected to be more powerful with a speed of 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity. Analyst Changxu told Chinese-language website QQ Tech that iPhone 6 would be available in two sizes.  He said that Apple would launch a 4.7 inch iPhone with a 1,136×640 pixel display at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s conference in June 2014, and a bigger iPhone later.