One of the major new software features expected to be part of the Apple TV update is an AirPlay revamp.
Apple TV users could soon be able to play all their purchased content on any Apple TV device, regardless of whether they own it or not.
The content could be accessed directly from the cloud and streamed via Apple TV without having to download it to an iPhone or iPad first, as is required with the current system.
This would mean the Apple TV would become a little more like the newly announced Google Chromecast dongle.
The sources speaking to AllThingsD didn’t mention any other potential features of the new Apple TV software, and seeing as Tim Cook and co failed to mention the set top box, we’ll have to see if the update materialises next week.
iOS 7 Features
The Apple TV update is tipped to arrive the same day as iOS 7, the complete mobile operating system overhaul Apple unveiled during WWDC 2013.
Packed with a host of new features, iOS 7 puts a new focus onto multitasking capabilities. Doing away with heavy skeuomorphic designs, Apple has introduced a new pastel colour scheme and a cleaner finish.
There’s a new Control Centre and the Notifications tab has been updated to offer increased functionality for the user. All the native Apple apps have had the iOS 7 makeover too.
Next, read our iOS 7 tips and tricks.