At the Apple event, the company also announced the new generation Apple TV box. The ultimate product is finally supported for 4K/UHD resolution, with HDR (High Dynamic Range) for best video quality ever, said by Eddy Cue. The Apple TV 4K is getting access to movies in 4K at low-price, and later this year, the company will be bringing live sports.
The Apple TV 4K now support the HDR10 Dolby Vision standard. All the interface has been revised to be compatible with the new resolution as well as screensavers have also been remastered to ensure the best possible visual quality.
All this is possible thanks to the adoption of the Apple A10X Fusion tri-core chip – the same powerful chip used in latest generation iPad Pro. Thanks to it, the power and graphics capabilities are twice now compared to previous generation Apple TV. New SoC is paired with 3GB of RAM. For streaming in 4K will require at least 15 Mbps of bandwidth; and will also stream 4K video at 60 fps.
Of course, Apple TV 4K will aboard the latest version of tvOS 4.0. All previously purchased content will automatically be converted to 4K HDR; 4K content will have the same price as HD. Netflix 4K will be available immediately, while Amazon Prime video will come later – end of the year, says Apple.
The TV app will be available in Australia and Canada, in addition to the US. And, by the end of the year, it will expand to France, Germany, Norway, Sweden and the UK. Later this year, the TV app will make it easier to watch and get updates about live sports just by voice commands.
Apple TV 4K Price and Availability
Apple TV 4K will be available to pre-orders from September 15th. It will cost $179 for basic configuration, with 32 GB of internal storage, while for 64GB will costs $199. Pre-orders will begin on September 15, while availability will be scheduled for September 22.