iOS 16 includes code-level references to what appears to be an unreleased new version of the Siri Remote for Apple TV.

The first two betas of iOS 16 include strings for “SiriRemote4” and “WirelessRemoteFirmware.4” that don’t match any existing Siri Remote, according to Aaronp613contributor to AppleDB, an online database of Apple software and devices.

Aaron said the original Siri Remote is identified as “SiriRemote”, while a revised version of this remote with a white circle around the “Menu” button is “SiriRemote2”, and the silver Siri Remote released in the year last is “SiriRemote3”. This leads to the possibility that “SiriRemote4” is an upcoming remote control for the Apple TV.

No additional details about “SiriRemote4” are mentioned in the code, so nothing is known about the remote’s design or potential functionality at this time. The code results also do not guarantee that Apple will go ahead with the release of a new remote.

Last month, well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said a new Apple TV would be launched in the second half of 2022 with an improved cost structure, suggesting it might come at a lower price than Apple TV. 4K, which starts at $179 in the US. Kuo didn’t provide any additional details, so it’s unclear if the new Siri Remote could be coming to a new, lower-cost Apple TV later this year, but it’s certainly a possibility.

The latest Apple TV model was released in April 2021 with a new Siri Remote which features a more convenient design than the previous remote. A new tvOS 16 update for Apple TV is currently in beta and is expected to be released around September.

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