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Apple unveils the next generation of Apple TV 4K with support for high-frame rate HDR and powered by the A12 Bionic processor with significant boost in graphics performance, video decoding, and audio processing. This second-generation Apple TV 4K offers up to 64GB of storage with support for HDMI 2.1, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.0. It also comes with a redesigned Siri Remote.

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Apple TV 4K Key Specs & Features

  • HDR with Dolby Vision
  •  4K Resolution
  • A12 Bionic processor
  • up to 64GB of storage
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Siri Remote

Design

The Apple TV is Apple’s set-top box. It is palm-sized black plastic box that connects to your television set via an HDMI cable. Then it connects to your home wireless network and brings the magic of Internet video to your TV. It comes with a simple three-button remote.

The Apple TV 4K has a custom Apple-designed silicon, the same material used on the iPhone XS and XR series. It has apple logo at the middle with curve edges to give the box a premium look.

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It also has a micro USB port that provides power with the included USB cable and an adapter for Ethernet connection.

Display

This Apple TV supports 4K video resolution thus, delivering the most cinematic home theatre experience. It also comes with support for a high frame rate HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Dolby Vision video, which enables fast-moving action at 60 frames per second (fps) so as to give a smooth and lifelike display.

This TV has an innovative colour balance technology which allows the Apple TV to work with iPhone and its advanced sensors to improve television’s picture quality.

The Apple TV 4k will measure and adjust TV color balance and avoid bright or high saturated picture modes like vivid or sport. It also offers increased color and contrast in your TV images, with more nuanced tones and a larger spectrum of light and dark shades.

Processor

The Apple TV 4K is powered by Apple A12 Bionic chip, a 64-bit ARM-based system. This six-core design chip comes with 2 cores are known as Vortex which running at 2.49 GHz and 4 cores used for energy-efficiency known as Tempest along with a quad-core GPU. It is backed up by an 64GB onboard storage memory which is not expandable.

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Smart Features

Apple TV 4K lets you watch movies and shows in amazing 4 HDR and completes the picture with immersive sound from Dolby Atmos. It  streams your favourite channel live with content from apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and ESPN.

The Apple TV can be used as a home hub to control HomeKit accessories, and allows customers to view HomeKit video cameras and doorbell notifications on the television screen.

Remote

This Apple TV 4K has a new remote control the “Siri Remote” which now features an all-new design with a one-piece aluminum body. It has a larger design than the previous version with a dedicated power button that controls a TV’s power. It also includes volume buttons, a mute button, a pause and forward, and a menu button.

The Apple Siri Remote also has a clickpad control wheel at the top half with five-way navigation, with touch gestures. The clickpad has an outer ring that supports a circular gesture that lets you jog through TV and movie content.

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This remote also has a side button for activating Siri. Using Siri, you can easily search your favourite shows or movies, control smart home accessories, check sports scores or the weather, and much more.

Above all, the Apple TV supports dual-band, 802.11ac Wi-Fi on board with MIMO for fast wireless connectivity and Bluetooth connection.

Apple TV 4K Price and Availability

The Apple TV 4K price starts at $179. It is available on Amazon, BestBuy, and other reputable online stores, leading retail chains, as well as Apple stores in your country.

Apple TV 4K (2020) Specs

Here are a few specs of the Apple TV 4K:

General Features

  • Size: 35 x 98 x 98 mm (H x W x D)
  • Weight: 425 g
  • Processor: Apple A12 Bionic
  • GPU: Quad-core GPU
  • Storage: 64 GB internal
  • Wi-Fi: Dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac , dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO)
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0
  • Voice support: Yes, with Siri
  • Ports: HDMI output
  • Audio support: Dolby Atmos
  • Display Features: HDR, 60fps, 4K resolution
  • Included in the box: Apple TV 4K, Siri Remote, Power cord, Documentation, Lightning to USB cable
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