Get Ready for an Apple TV Update on September 18

Apple used its Tuesday media event to focus on new iPhone models and the launch of iOS 7. The big software update will hit on September 18, and insider sources say a software update for Apple TV will hit at the same time.

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Rumors before the media event claimed that Apple would talk about Apple TV along with the new iPhone models. That didn't happen, but it looks like Apple still has plans for an update next week.

News of Apple's unspoken plans comes via insider sources talking with AllThingsD. The update timing makes sense considering Apple TV runs a version of iOS, and the improved AirPlay media streaming features in iOS 7 will need a similar software update for the set top box.

Apple is also getting ready to launch iTunes Radio, and without a software update Apple TV won't be able to support the company's music streaming service. So far Apple hasn't confirmed whether or not an Apple TV software update is coming next Wednesday.