I like the Xbox One quite a bit, but there is no denying that it is a total monster. It's a bulky machine that resembles more a VCR than what you'd expect from a modern console. That's why I'm not surprised that people have been asking for a smaller, more lightweight design since it was released.
A new report is claiming just that… although it might not be exactly what you thought it might be. A report on Petri today says that the new box would actually only run games off the Xbox Store and is more of an Apple TV competitor than just a slimmed down Xbox One. The report says:
I have heard from internal sources that the company is considering plans for a lightweight Xbox One that may only be for Windows store games and would compete with the Apple TV, but it's not clear if these plans have been scrapped.
That is…weird. I'm not really sure who this would be for, and I don't think the gaming side of Apple TV is a huge seller to the point to becoming a serious competitor. I could see voice command, like the Kinect offers, with out the game console being useful, but…well, we will see how this shakes out.