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tvOS 14.5 beta code backs up rumors of redesigned Apple TV remote

Credit: AppleInsider

Apple may be working on a new Apple TV remote that ditches Siri branding, according to code discovered within the latest tvOS 14.5 beta.

The company released the fifth beta of its upcoming tvOS 14.5 update on Tuesday. According to MacRumors contributor and developer Steve Moser, there's a small change that could signal an update to Apple's set-top box remote.

Specifically, Apple has removed mentions of the "Siri Remote" and has replaced them with "Apple TV Remote" across the entire operating system.

There are also mentions of a "gen3 Apple TV remote," which Moser contends could refer to either the remote shipped with the Apple TV 4K or a future unreleased variant.

Apple is rumored to be working on a next-generation "Apple TV 6" device with a refreshed remote and other updates. The device could also sport a new chipset and could feature a deeper focus on gaming.