After many delays, it looks as if Apple is finally ready to show off a new TV.
The relaunch may run on a TV-optimized version of iOS 9, according to a report released late Monday that reveals details on the long-awaited revamped streaming device.
That connectivity to Apple's latest operating system is important because it would give developers the ability to build apps directly for TV, sources told technology website 9to5Mac. The TV's operating system "core" thus opens the door for content providers to release new channels and games directly to consumers' televisions, 9to5Mac reports.
Apple TV's iOS 9 core would enhance certain capabilities. For instance, the device will have universal search across apps and devices, a touch-screen remote that could enable gaming and Siri voice control, according to 9to5Mac.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.