More than just a TV box
In addition to including a built-in TV tuner, 9to5Mac also claims that Apple will include an integrated 802.11ac wireless router in the next-gen set top box.
According to the website, the router could be used to improve the device’s streaming quality by being plugged in directly via ethernet.
The latest rumours follow claims last week that the next update to Apple’s TV set top box will have a large gaming focus. That will include the ability to download apps directly to the box. Whether that will mean the introduction of the full App Store, or a ‘Game Store’ we’ll have to wait and see.
That update is rumoured to be arriving in March or April.
Developers are also said to be working on a bluetooth controller that will turn Apple’s TV set top box into a games console.