Apple unveiled its new set-top TV box at today’s spring event. Powered by an A12 Bionic processor, the new Apple TV 4K enhances HDR video performance.
Apple today announced a revamped version of the Apple TV 4K as part of its digital spring event. The Cupertino company’s new set-top box comes with an A12 Bionic processor and improved HDR video performance. The device will be able to play HDR images at a higher frame rate.
Users will now be able to adjust the color balance of the image through their iPhone. Along with the next-generation Apple TV 4K, the remote control has also been renewed. Featuring an all-metal body, the Apple TV Remote stands out for its ring-shaped touchpad reminiscent of the Click Wheel on older iPods.
The previous Apple TV 4K remained Apple’s flagship set-top box for four years. Although the device offered support for 4K video streaming, HDR, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos, it did not support a 120Hz refresh rate that could be important to gamers. It is also necessary to acknowledge that the old Apple TV 4K does not have a very good remote control. Fortunately, Apple addressed all these shortcomings in the new model.
We have confirmed pricing for the Apple TV 4K too, with a $179 / £169 / AU$249 price tag for the 32GB version and $199 / £189 / AU$279 price tag for the 64GB version.
The previous Apple TV 4K model that launched in 2017 had approximately the same pricing at $179 / £179 / AU$249 for the 32GB version and $199 / £199 / AU$279 for the 64GB – so it looks like UK shoppers are getting a very slight £10 discount this time around.
However, you’ll also be able to opt for the existing Apple TV HD with the new Siri remote, for a slightly lesser $149 – not much of a saving compared to the Apple TV 4K model, though, which is slightly disappointing.