Tag: A14X

03
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Next Apple TV could use A12Z or “A14X” in big Apple Arcade push

Apple’s next version of the Apple TV set-top box could use an 12 or A14 chip, a leaker claims, with Apple said to be making a major push to improve the quality of content offered in Apple Arcade.

A report from September pointed to a possible upgrade of the Apple TV with a new processor, as well as a gaming controller to support Apple Arcade sometime in 2021. In a Saturday weet from leaker “choco_bit,” it seems that Apple’s ambitions require some serious hardware choices.

In the tweet, the leaker suggests Apple is working on an A12X or A12Z-based Apple TV, using upgraded SoC versions previously used by the iPad Pro range. In the same tweet, Apple is also thought to be making an “A14X-like” Apple TV, which by the name alone would suggest the use of an enhanced form of the incoming A14 chip.

Apple’s development of a controller for the “Apple TV 6” is also mentioned, an accessory that has previously appeared in connected rumors.

Apple is said to be opting for the higher-specification chips as it will be making a bigger push into making games for Apple Arcade. The service is “getting big money poured into it,” says “choco_bit,” with titles in development supposedly aiming to rival Nintendo’s “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.”

Some of the games in development will also apparently require an A13 Bionic or later version to run, suggesting