Following numerous reports over the past couple of weeks, Apple has unveiled the Apple TV 4K, an update to their set-top box which features 4K video output with HDR, Dolby Vision and HDR10, to play the latest movies and TV shows at a stunning 3840×2160 resolution.
Apple has brought the A10X Fusion Apple chip (currently found within the iPad Pro) over to the Apple TV, improving CPU performance 2x over the previous generation. During the keynote, it was announced Apple has made agreements with major Hollywood studios to allow for 4K movies being made available at the same cost as HD versions, with free automatic upgrades to 4K HDR for previous purchases.
Apple will be expanding their TV app for iOS this year, with the app rolling out into Canada and Australia later this month, followed by France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, and the UK by the end of the year.
Alongside the new Apple TV 4K, Apple has launched a revamped Siri Remote retailing for $59, $20 cheaper than the original. It doesn’t appear anything has majorly changed apart from the fact the remote features a new more prominent Menu button with a white circle around it.