App sizes go from 200 MB to 4GB, making it easier for developers to include media.
The change has led some to speculate that a new Apple TV might come along soon with more storage than the current 32 or 64GB offerings. As it stands, downloading a few large apps now would fill up the devices pretty fast, compared to, say, a 256GB iPhone 7.
As developer Steve Troughton-Smith points out, apps that large are generally games, so future Apple TV models might soon be more console-like. “Fun thought: If Apple TV gets a modern A-series CPU/GPU upgrade [like the A10 fusion chip used in the iPhone 7], it’ll be more powerful than one of the ‘real’ games consoles in the market,” he tweeted, referring to Nintendo’s new Switch.
Fun thought: if Apple TV gets a modern A-series CPU/GPU upgrade, it’ll be more powerful than one of the ‘real’ games consoles in the market https://t.co/QCss7MtqN5
— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) January 13, 2017