tvOS is the operating system that runs the fourth generati models and later from the Apple TV. It is the equivalent of Apple iOS iPhone or MacOS Mac; it manages the applicatis that you can install the device and offers its own features.
Each versi of tvOS is numbered to match the versi of iOS which it is based, so the update launched in the fall of 2017 (September 19th) was named tvOS 11, even though it is not the same. was the third complete versi. We are now waiting for the 2018 update, which will be called tvOS 12 and announced at WWDC 2018 June 4th.
In this article, which will be updated regularly, we will collect all the rumors, clues, tips and leaks that indicate when tvOS 12 will be announced and released, what new features it will bring to the Apple TV, which models from Apple TV will be able to run it, and much more.
Apple is following a predictable pattern with its OS updates, so we can say with reasable cfidence that tvOS 12 will be announced and demstrated at WWDC June 4, 2018, alg with the following. iOS 12, macOS 10.14 and watchOS 5. The four platforms will then enter an extended phase test, with the beta versis initially ly available to developers, then (with the likely excepti of watchOS) as a public beta everye can try.
Finally, tvOS 12.0 and its companis OS will be released in September 2018 This will be followed by a smaller point ates – tvOS 12.0.1 and so – over the next 12 mths, each e of them …