Carrying the model number ‘A1469’, the new model is expected to arrive slightly smaller than Apple’s current black box, coming in at 93.78mm x 93.78mm – (which is a fraction smaller than the 98mm x 98 mm Apple TV we know, today).
With full support for connecting to Wi-Fi networks, (just like the current generation Apple TV), the model is interesting given it has never been seen before — suggesting this may just be the next iteration of Apple’s television product – (Perhaps not, the television set that many were pinning their hopes on seeing).
What’s particularly interesting, though, is — Apple also felt the need to release its latest version of Apple TV software (5.2), for this – (so far, unreleased) – Apple TV model, suggesting the product’s public debut may be imminent.
Software Update 5.2 for AppleTV3,2:
The new model is now expected to arrive carrying an updated iteration of Apple’s A5X SoC (System on a Chip) processor, and handle antenna connections in a similar way to how Apple’s iOS devices do, today.