While it will get a serious spec boost in the form of the A8 chip used in the iPhone 6, a refreshed user interface, an app store and voice control courtesy of Siri, the usually reliable 9to5Mac reports that 4K video support is likely to be a missing feature.
Despite this, the new Apple TV streaming box is likely to cost $149 (£97), despite the existing Apple TV box currently being on sale for $69 in the US and £59 in the UK. As a result, it's suggested the exsiting Apple TV box will continue as a budget option.
The new Apple TV is likely to come with 8GB or 16GB of internal storage, run a version of the new iOS 9 operating system, and come with a new-look remote that supports touch and motion control.
Siri voice control, which is trailed on the invitation as a key theme for next week's Apple event, will also be deeply embedded in the new Apple TV experience.
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It's likely the connections will remain the same, with HDMI and digital optical outputs.
All is set to be revealed from 6pm UK time on Wednesday 9th September.
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