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. That’s the big news, but there were a few additional tweaks that might convince you to give it a chance.
The black hockey-puckish case of the Apple TV has largely stayed the same over the years and this edition is no different. It’ll still look just fine in your entertainment centre.
With a six-core A10X Fusion processor split between apps and background processes, the new Apple TV has the same amount of power as iPad Pro. It can handle 4K video, is packing 3 GB RAM and supports HDR 10 of all of your future high dynamic range colour needs.
Apple has negotiated with all the major studios to offer their 4K movies at the same price as HD. Also, all of the HD movies in your library can be upgraded to 4K for no charge.
Apple TV 4K starts at £179 for 32GB or £199 for 64GB. Both models will be available for ordering on Friday 15 September, with availability beginning Friday 22 September.
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