09/11/2013 09:55 am ET Updated Sep 11, 2013

Apple TV Update Set For Sept. 18: Report


Before Apple's event on Sept. 10, rumors of a new Apple TV or an update to its software were flying, but neither appeared on stage in Cupertino, Calif. But we won't have to wait much longer, according to AllThingsD.

The well-sourced tech news site reports that an Apple TV update is coming on the same day that iOS 7 will be released, Sept. 18. According to Peter Kafka's sources at Apple, there will be an update to Apple's Airplay system, letting people watch shows they've bought on iTunes on Apple TVs other than their own. More new features could be included in the update as well.

Many thought that there would be a new Apple TV announced at Apple's big event on Tuesday, since boxes described as “Set Top Box with Communication Function” were being shipped to Apple in late August. Apple has been hinting at new TV technology for months now, with CEO Tim Cook noting the company has a "grand vision" for television last May.

Aside from some not widely publicized tweaks earlier this year, there hasn't been a major update to Apple TV in over 550 days. So some new bells and whistles for its highly popular set top box are long overdue.



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