By the point you learn this, I’ll have completed swearing within the privateness of my workplace, and most probably could have entered the acceptance degree of grief. Already, realization is dawning that I used to be proper to withhold hope that Apple would disclose a brand new Apple TV at its WorldWide Builders Convention on Monday.

I hate it when pessimism wins.

So what offers? If WWDC isn’t set to kick off till subsequent week, how can I do know that Apple isn’t going to introduce a brand new Apple TV? Isn’t Apple essentially the most secretive shopper tech corporate ever devised?

Blame it on Brian X. Chen, reporting for The New York Instances, who were given it from two unidentified informants “briefed at the product.”

There’s a sliver of hope that his briefed friends have been horribly misinformed or making stuff up, but it surely’s now not like this can be a rumor spawned from some little chook and vaguely repeated on Twitter. The one just right information is that I haven’t noticed any person corroborate Chen’s file but — simply repeat it — and repeat it so much, in just about all of the key WWDC preview “information” tales.

The sorrowful irony here’s that probably the most greatest information across the pre-WWDC hype cycle is popping into what isn’t going to be introduced slightly than what might be printed.

Whats up There, Friend, It’s Going to Be OK

Whilst Apple fanatics have waited years –years — for a brand new Apple TV with some new tremendous speedy processor and superior new far off keep an eye on device, Apple appears to be doing one thing truly cool: You will have to have the ability to use your current third-generation Apple TV as a hub to remotely keep an eye on the HomeKit house automation merchandise which might be hitting retail channels this summer season.

So, as an alternative of forcing you to shop for new {hardware} to get the newest new options, Apple is offering tool updates to increase the helpful lifetime of the present Apple TV into 2015 and past.

I’m nonetheless pissed.

As a long-time Apple tech fanatic who willingly can pay a top rate for Apple gadgets — and recommends them to pals, circle of relatives, and those that don’t even need to concentrate — my front room has been unnoticed for some distance too lengthy. Positive, the brand new HBO Now app helped a bit, however come on. It’s time for a brand new puck… and that WWDC 2015 emblem gave the impression to indicate a brand new Apple TV-shaped tool was once at the manner, too.

Silly teasing Apple particular match emblems!

As for the fundamental holdup, there are two core items: First, there’s doubt that Apple can get the TV trade to log off on new content material offers that may let it create some superior manner of handing over age-old broadcast and cable tv. So, no fancy new streaming-TV provider.

In fact, you don’t must have a number of community fits on board to ship a brand new Apple TV — so what’s fallacious with opening up the Apple TV ecosystem to builders and permitting them to create apps made for an Apple TV? What’s fallacious with letting a brand new Apple TV play video games immediately on it, all served up via it’s personal App Retailer?

Not anything fallacious with that so far as I will see — apart from that leads immediately to the second one core factor, which, in step with Chen, is that the {hardware} isn’t “in a position for top time” both.

The rest Value Looking at Monday Morning?

Smartly, rumors broadly level towards Apple beginning to use the brand new San Francisco font that it created for the Apple Watch within the subsequent model of iOS, most probably referred to as “iOS 9.” That will likely be thrilling.

There will likely be some fascinating tidbits, despite the fact that, indisputably. You’ll be expecting iOS 9 to change into much more cohesive — with a couple of apps and with inter-app conversation, in addition to with Macs and an up to date model of OS X. Principally, our Apple global will change into extra seamless.

The iPad would possibly get a split-screen view possibility (which competition have already got) which may be put to fascinating use via Apple-focused app builders… and shine some form of mild at the long-awaited “iPad Professional” that most probably will hit q4.

Maps will have to see some welcome enhancements, too.

Should you’re yawning at this time, you’re now not a real Apple enthusiast.

Thankfully, Apple will have to be opening up the Apple Watch to builders to allow them to construct apps that run at the Apple Watch correct slightly than simply keep up a correspondence together with your iPhone.

It additionally seems that Apple will disclose some form of new music-streaming provider that would value US$10 a month — difficult to mention how it’s going to make the most of Beats Track or turn out to be it — despite the fact that it’s anticipated to supply on-demand streaming song along side curated streams.

We will have to see how HomeKit gadgets in truth will paintings for Apple tech customers, and we’ll most certainly be told extra about Apple HealthKit and the way Apple tech helps with well being analysis and private well being.

It’s rumored we’ll get some new rewards program for Apple Pay customers as smartly.

The piece that I believe is a very powerful is how Apple describes these days’s HomeKit and comparable merchandise, as a result of how house automation and IoT get advertised via Apple will assist force this tech phase ahead… except Apple holds again as it isn’t liberating a brand new Apple TV.

In any match, if you wish to watch the WWDC keynote with Tim Prepare dinner and workforce your self, you’ll do it by way of Safari for your Mac or iOS tool.

As for me, I’ll watch this one from my outdated Apple TV in my front room — however I would possibly take it outdoor at the again deck with a cooler stuffed with chilly beer. Will depend on the temperature of the day and whether or not I nonetheless have a shred of Apple TV hope.

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