Apple has updated the new Apple TV 4K media player. The new model features a faster processor, HDR support, and better connectivity.
The new Apple TV 4K will use the A15 Bionic SoC. But there’s no detail about the core counts or clock speeds, so we can’t see the speed when compared with the iPhone 14 models or a cut-down version. Apple claims it’s a 50% faster CPU and 30% faster GPU performance than the A12 Bionic on the previous generation model.
The updated version supports the HDR10+ standard alongside the existing Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG formats. The HDR10+ is similar to Dolby Vision in the spec; it’s the advantage when consumers enjoy the Amazon Prime Video content.
Apple plans to start making content in HDR10+ alongside other formats. The company attempts to make a good start from its competitors like Samsung, which hasn’t supported Dolby Vision and instead supports HDR10+ for similar product content.
Finally, the Siri Remote is now using a USB-C port for charging instead of Lightning.
The new Apple TV 4K will have two model options, including the 64GB with Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and the 128GB variant with Gigabit Ethernet.
The Apple TV 4K will be available Friday, November 4. The 64GB model is priced at $129, and the 128GB model with Ethernet at $149. The old HD model has been discontinued.