Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) appears to be working on a new TV device.
A filing made by the U.S. tech giant with the U.S. Federal Communication Commission earlier this week revealed an unknown device similar to the fourth-generation TV, Apple Insider reported.
The filing shows that the device carries the model number A1844 and features screw placement and case dimensions similar to that of the fourth-generation Apple TV. There is no more information provided by the company in filing.
“First spotted by Consomac, the regulatory label has little information as presented in the FCC drawing. The A1844 model number on the case is not currently in use by Apple. Power draw for the device is said to be 100mA with a peak of 700mA, and between 5.5V and 13.2V. This is different than the fourth generation Apple TV power supply, which is rated for 12V and 920mA,” the Apple Insider article reads.
The filing also shows that the FCC conducted Bluetooth and NFC tests on the device. However, the authority did not perform Wi-Fi tests on the device, which means “either an existing design re-utilized or no Wi-Fi functionality whatsoever.”
Apple TV is an audiovisual streaming device. The tech behemoth first revealed the original TV in September 2006. The company’s fourth generation of TV device went on sale in October 2015.
During the third-quarter earnings call last month, CEO Tim Cook teased a future for Apple TV beyond voice-controlled viewing and simplified sign-ins, Mac World reported.
“You shouldn’t look at what’s there today and think we’ve done what we want to do,” Cook said. “We’ve built a foundation that we think we can do something bigger off of.”
The iPhone maker is also working on content for its TV. The company had purchased the distribution rights of an unscripted TV series based on James Corden’s Late Late Show sensation, “Carpool Karaoke.”
In addition, the tech giant is working on Planet of the Apps, a reality show that will chart the search for “the next great app.”
Moreover, reports have suggested that the company is working on Vital Signs, a semi-autobiographical drama starring none other than Dr. Dre.