Along with the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, and the Apple Watch Series 3, Apple also introduced a brand new version of its video streaming box. The Apple TV 4K, as the name suggests, comes with a beefed up internals so that it can playback 4K HDR videos. Apart from that, it can also play higher quality games, thanks to its Apple A10X Fusion chipset.
Apple TV 4K: Features & Specifications
The Apple TV 4K looks and feels exactly similar to the previous generation Apple TV, and all the changes are just internal. It is equipped with an 64-bit A10X Fusion chipset that uses three high-performance Hurricane CPU cores, three power-efficient Zephyr CPU cores, and a 12-core PowerVR GPU. There’s 3GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, depending upon which variant you buy. The TV can play 4K HDR videos at 60fps when connected to a compatible TV, and it supports both HDR10 and Dolby Vision formats.
The Apple TV 4K comes with the same Siri Remote, which uses Bluetooth 4.0 and IR transmitter to control the media player. The remote controller also features an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a Lightning connector for charging. Apple claims that the Siri Remote can last months on a single charge, of course, based on typical daily usage patterns. In terms of connectivity, the media streaming box features dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, AirPlay, Bluetooth 5.0, an HDMI 2.0 port, and a gigabit Ethernet port.
Apple also announced that it has partnered with all the major Hollywood studios to offer 4K movies and TV shows at the same price of 1080p videos. All the 4K HDR content from Netflix and Amazon Prime Video will be compatible with the new Apple TV 4K. Moreover, Apple will also add live sports streaming for MLB and NBA as well as live news streaming from CNN and Bloomberg and CNN.
Apple TV 4K: India Price & Launch Date
The Apple TV 4K is priced at Rs. 15,900 for the 32GB variant and Rs. 17,900 for the 64GB variant. Apple hasn’t announced the availability or launch date of the Apple TV 4K for the Indian market. The price of the Apple TV 32GB has been dropped to Rs. 12,900 in India.