19 April 2022
As many were focusing on the new iPad 10th Gen and M2-powered iPad Pro models, Apple also took the opportunity to unveil the new Apple TV 4K model. This is a refresh of the Apple TV 4K from the last year and comes with noticeable changes. There is a new chipset, more storage, a new TV remote, and Ethernet cable support for relatively lower pricing.
The new Apple TV 4K comes with HDR10+ support. This new standard joins already available Dolby Vision HDR and HLG standards. This change will specifically benefit Samsung TV users as the company does not support Dolby Vision yet. It is further compatible with Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital 7.1, and Dolby Digital 5.1 for an immersive audio experience.
Under the hood, it has a new A15 Bionic chip said to offer 50% faster CPU performance and 30% faster GPU performance. It is available in 64GB and 128GB storage options which is double what Apple offered on the previous model. The 64GB variant features WiFi 6 connectivity but the 128GB variant also has an Ethernet port.
The new Apple TV 4K also has a new Siri remote that charges via a USB Type-C port. Apple has priced the new streaming device at $129 which is a lot cheaper than the $179 price tag last year. If you want the 128GB Ethernet variant, you will have to pay $149.