It's official. Apple will hold an event on September 9th – that's a week tomorrow – where it's expected to unveil the rebooted Apple TV set-top box.
Apple sent out invites to the event, with the tagline: "Hey Siri, give us a hint." That most probably refers to the fact that the new Apple TV will pack Siri for voice control.
The set-top box is also thought to come with an App Store packed with third-party apps, much like the iPhone and iPad have access to. That will mean an explosion of apps on your TV, and not only those limited to telly watching. We should see transport apps, weather, news and more all come to the set-top box.
The new Apple TV will also have a bigger, redesigned remote control, according to reports. This will feature a touchpad, making it more intuitive to use.
The device should also be slimmer and have more storage than previous models.
Apple TV hasn't been updated since 2013, so a refresh is well overdue.
Apple is also working on a TV streaming service, though this reportedly won't launch until next year. The delay is said to be due to rights negotiations.