Gurman: No Hardware at WWDC; Apple TV Release Delayed

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is not expected to unveil any new hardware during its WWDC 2024 keynote on June 10.

“There’s no hardware slated to be announced at WWDC, unless Apple unexpectedly previews a new device launching later (though I don’t expect that),” said Gurman in his Power On newsletter today.

Notably, Gurman now states that a new Apple TV model “isn’t imminent,” despite previously reporting that Apple aimed to release it in the first half of 2024. The current Apple TV was introduced in October 2022.

Here are the announcement dates for the previous five Apple TV models:

  • Third-generation Apple TV 4K: October 2022
  • Second-generation Apple TV 4K: April 2021
  • First-generation Apple TV 4K: September 2017
  • Apple TV HD: September 2015
  • Third-generation Apple TV: March 2012

The next Apple TV is rumored to feature a faster processor than the current A15 Bionic chip and potentially lower pricing. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested a $99 starting price in the U.S., down from the current $129.

No major design changes have been rumored for the next Apple TV specifically, but Gurman mentioned that Apple has considered adding a built-in camera to a future model. tvOS 17 introduced a FaceTime app for the Apple TV, enabling video calls on the TV, but this currently requires using the rear camera on a connected iPhone or iPad.