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New Apple TV Coming in June with Siri, App Store (Report)

Apple has long been rumored to be developing a revamped Apple TV, and the spruced-up set-top box may finally arrive as soon as this summer. According to a new report, a new version of Apple TV will debut in June with Siri integration and a dedicated App Store.

This news comes by way of Buzzfeed's John Paczkowski, citing sources "familiar with the company's plans." The new Apple TV is reportedly more of a reinvention than a simple refresh, touting Siri voice controls, an Apple TV app store and the ability to interact with smart home gadgets via Homekit.

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In terms of specs, Paczkowski reports that the new set-top box could pack Apple's A8 processor and significantly more storage than the current 8GB model. The device could get an aesthetic redesign, as well as a new remote control. 

Aside from promising new features and beefier performance, the new Apple TV could herald the launch of Apple's first-ever online TV streaming service. As reported by The Wall Street Journal earlier this week, Apple could be planning to jump into the streaming TV arena with a $30 to $40 monthly service that would offer a combination of network and cable channels.

Apple kicked off its March 9 media briefing by announcing that it will temporarily be the exclusive provider of HBO's on-demand HBO Now service. At that same event, Apple also cut the price on its existing Apple TV, introduced in 2012, to $69. With the new Apple TV and Apple's streaming service both rumored to debut this June, that move may just be the beginning of a major TV push.

Mike Andronico is an associate editor at Tom's Guide. Follow Mike @MikeAndronico. Follow us @TomsGuide, on Facebook and on Google+