An FCC filing for the Apple-built hardware has showed up, raising doubts regarding the mysterious device.
The device is alike an Apple TV 4th-gen box, the one with the Siri voice remote. The French website Consomac, first unveiled the same information. The details about what the device actually does were not found through the sources or the FCC filing.
Moreover, features like Bluetooth and NFC are not currently included in the Apple TV. But, these are likely to be included in the as-yet-unannounced Apple product. Or so the tests reveal. The device’s possible capabilities did not note WiFi. Re-used hardware can be one of the reasons. Though chances are WiFi functionality is not present at all.
Most compelling evidence, the diagram included in the filing shows a shape and screws that appear to be similar to the current Apple TV. A regulatory label shows the device has two Torx screws on the back plate of the device. The device has A1844 model number, which Apple does not use.
It is notably the perfect time for Apple to release a TV with 4K and HDR capabilities that can display those wider color gamut photos. As iPhone 7 has just been released, it would be a huge hit.
The power specifications of this device are relatively very different from the current model. Though hardware revisions could happen that don’t include much change at all. There are possibilities and for now, they are our only source of information regarding the new device. Other than test conclusions of course.
More realistic options, could include a device meant for retail use in Apple Stores or elsewhere that’s compatible with Apple Pay. Perhaps some kind of home automation hub.
Much of the test documentation is hidden by a request for confidentiality associated with the product. Dig a little deeper in the controversies, from here.