Apple TV adds 4K resolution

by Sophie Craig September 13, 2017, 0:29
Apple TV adds 4K resolution

The CPU performance on the Apple TV 4K is now 2x times as that of its predecessor, thanks to the new A10X processor along with the new version of the tvOS. You'll also be able to watch the 4K and HDR content available on Netflix and Amazon Video. Apple will open up sales for Apple TV 4K on September 15, with availability starting September 22.

Apple also announced several content partnerships specifically for the Apple TV 4K.

According to a Tweet by Steven Troughton-Smith, an app developer who dove deep into the codebase of Apple's iOS 11, there will be a minimum requirement for 4K on the Apple TV.

Time waits for no streaming box, however, and Amazon and Google have since launched 4K-supporting streaming solutions.

All 4K HDR content on iTunes will be available for the same price as HD content, said Apple. Apple will also continue to sell the 32GB 4th generation Apple TV for $149. The larger story here is support for HDR, which I can attest makes a big difference, providing far more vibrant colors than traditional color on TV screens. If you are anxious about the price gap don't be, 4K content will be available to you for the same price tag as that of the HD content. Apple needs to redeem themselves with an affordable 4k media player if they want to compete with Roku, Chromecast and Fire TV.

10 militants dead, nine Egyptian policemen wounded in Cairo shootout
Monday's attack the deadliest against Egyptian security forces since July when ISIL killed 23 troops in Rafah . In March, the military said militants killed 10 soldiers during an army raid in Sinai's central region.

Apple also unveiled a new Watch on Tuesday that can make calls and access the internet without an iPhone nearby, freeing the device from a limitation that had given some potential buyers pause. The new Apple TV 4K supports both HDR10 and Dolby Vision.

Australia and Canada are expected to gain access to the TV app later this month, with expansion to France, Germany, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom later this year.

The Apple TV 4K demo featured the ATM robbery scene from Spider-Man: Homecoming.

A couple good things have already happened for Apple TV leading up to their 5th-generation model announcement.

The Apple TV can now be used to control your HomePod device. The iTunes store will offer 4K titles from Warner Bros., Sony, and Paramount, among others.


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