Apple today announced the next generation of Apple TV 4K. The new model is powered by the A15 Bionic chip and has support for HDR10+
According to Apple, the new Apple TV 4K uses nearly 30 percent less power than the previous generation due to the efficiency gains of its A15 Bionic chip — the same chip as the iPhone 13. The new chip has also enabled Apple to eliminate the need for an internal fan, resulting in a more compact design. 9to5Mac reports that, despite its more compact design, it looks the same as the previous model.
Apple states that CPU performance is now up to 50 percent faster than the previous generation, with GPU performance up to 30 percent faster.
Apple TV 4K now supports HDR10+, in addition to Dolby Vision, which Apple says, produces “the eye-popping details and vibrant colors intended by content creators.” There is audio support for Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital 7.1, and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
The new Apple TV 4K is available in two configurations: Apple TV 4K (Wi-Fi), which offers 64GB of storage; and Apple TV 4K (Wi-Fi + Ethernet), which offers support for Gigabit Ethernet, Thread mesh networking protocol, and 128GB of storage.
The new models are available for order from today at a new starting price of US$129, with availability beginning Friday, November 4.