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New Apple TV will come with 4K and HDR support

New Apple TV will come with 4K and HDR support

The new Apple TV comes backed by A10X Fusion processor, the same CPU that powers up the iPad Pro.

It would be freakish indeed if Apple left the provision of 4K material to Netflix, so we also anticipate the arrival of 4K movies and TV shows at the iTunes Store.

Additionally, all HD content users have already purchased will be automatically upgraded to 4K HDR, including content on Netflix and Amazon Prime. The new Apple TV 4K will be available on September 22 starting at $179 with pre-orders beginning September 15.

tvOS is the version of iOS that works on the Apple TV. For the first time, developers could write apps specifically for the Apple TV. Pre-orders begin September 15th with the product being released on September 22nd. 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. But in the past two years smart TVs have also improved dramatically, leading some to suggest that there's limited place for a device like the Apple TV in our Android, Tizen, and WebOS-equipped future.

But wait, what about improvements to the Siri Remote? Previous reports regarding the new Apple TV said that Apple was having trouble convincing content providers to price 4K media the same as regular HD. Thanks to some internal upgrades, it can now push 4K and HDR content out to your TV, assuming your set can handle that kind of high-res stuff. With just two models of Apple TV now available, apple definitely sits in the latter camp.

It's been almost two years since the last version of Apple TV launched, and the tech world has changed a lot. The current Apple TV uses the A8 chip, which was launched alongside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 2014, but that isn't capable of 4K video playback.

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The Apple TV 4K has revamped its entire user interface for the high-resolution format, and the screensavers have been revised to support HDR, Cue added.

With Apple investing up to $1 billion in original content, though, it was high time for some fresh hardware.

"Streaming via Apple TV requires an Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) with software 6.2 or later or an Apple TV (4th generation)", Apple noted.

Stay tuned for more in the smart home space from the Apple TV too.

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