The new Apple TV 4K adds HDR10+, increases the default storage capacity, and keeps Ethernet only on the pricier model.
Price of new models $129 64 GB of storage and Wi-Fi or $149 128GB storage and Ethernet port. Previous models started at $179 for the 32GB model. Both new models run on the A15 Bionic, the chip that powers Apple’s iPhone 13 lineup. This will provide speed and responsiveness to gamers on their Apple TV. It will also enable the new HDR10+ output option, along with existing conventional audio lineups of Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos 7.1 and 5.1.
Apple is sticking with the much-improved silver aluminum slab remote design, which is much easier to use and locate on the couch than the previous black-glass touchpad model. This third-generation remote charges with USB-C, replacing the Lightning connector on the previous model. Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t yet implement the Find My feature on the remote or provide a way for the remote to emit a sound to help locate it.
Notably, the two Apple TV 4K offerings have some notable differences aside from storage. Only the pricier model offers an Ethernet port, and it’s the only one that works as a border router. Thread Smart Home Accessories.
Apple TV 4K will be available on November 4th. You can pre-order it now. We’ll add information as we learn more about this just-announced product.
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