Apple TV 4K arrives with Dolby Vision and HDR10 support

13 September, 2017, 00:27 | Author: Evan Mason
  • Apple just announced a new Apple TV that will stream video in ultra-sharp 4K resolution

The new Apple TV is run by the A10X Fusion chip, features 3GB of RAM, and will be able to handle 4K content at up to 60 frames per second.

Apple will be updating users' purchased movies from HD to 4K at no cost.

Apple will launch pre-orders for the Apple TV 4K from 15 September, with the first devices shipping from 22 September.

Apple has some catching up to do in the streaming wars, and today's announcement of the latest Apple TV firmly positions it as. a way to watch 4K videos through iTunes.

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. For more information, don't forget to check out our Apple TV 4K preview.

The Apple TV 4K also has, compared to its predecessor, much more power under the hood. At $179, it will still be at a premium price relative to competitors, each of which already has models that support 4K and HDR. The HDR mode has been enhanced by HDR 10 as well as Dolby Vision technology. With the Apple TV 4K launch, iTunes will offer multiple titles from Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Television, 20th Century Fox and Paramount Pictures in Ultra HD for the same price as the regular HD versions.

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The just announced Apple TV 4K will feature full native 4k playback in addition to HDR support with the latest HDR10 standard baked in.

So here's everything you need to know about the Apple TV 4K.

It has a new processor that is 70 percent faster than last year's chip, Apple executive Jeff Williams said at the product's introduction. "Since Apple TV is always at home, it's perfectly suited to act as a home hub for all of your HomeKit accessories, enabling remote access as well as automated control (e.g., automatically turning on the lights at sunset)", the company said.

Apple has announced that it has partnered with various Hollywood studios like Sony Pictures, Universal, and 20th Century Fox to bring incredible 4K content to iTunes.

Aside from iPhones, the Apple TV was the most rumored device ahead of Apple's September event.

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