A tipster supposedly revealed to Engadget that the next Apple TV will closely resemble the next iPhone hardware, minus the screen. The new Apple TV will deliver content via a cloud-based storage solution, with the option to go local using Apple’s Time Capsule. No word on whether Apps or the App Store will be available, but it seems like a nature fit.
If the $99 price point is to be believed, this could be a truly killer piece of hardware. Although, given Apple’s control-freak mentality, there’s probably some scary subscription plans for cloud storage built in somewhere.
No word on when official announcement will come though. With Google TV in the mix though, you can bet that Apple won’t be too far behind.