Apple company unveiled details of the next generation of Apple TV 4K streaming device. 2021 Apple TV 4K comes with an A12 Bionic chip and a new Siri Remote. More details below.
The next generation of Apple TV 4K is certainly a long-awaited device not only among Apple fans but above all fans of home entertainment.
In the current version of 2021, Apple TV 4K Box has received an Apple A12 Bionic processor. This is the same chipset that has hit the iPhone XS for the first time. Along with the A12 Bionic SoC used, there are several important features. Besides, the 6th generation Apple TV Box will be available with 32GB and 64GB storage. The box also supports HDMI 2.1 and offers Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 6 (802.11ax), Wi-Fi Thread, and Bluetooth 5.0.
2021 Apple TV 4K Overview features
With A12 Bionic, Apple TV 4K now supports high frame rate HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Dolby Vision video, enabling fast-moving action at 60 frames per second (fps) to play more smoothly. Besides, it supports a high frame rate in AirPlay, videos shot on iPhone 12 Pro can be displayed in full 60-fps Dolby Vision on the new Apple TV 4K. The next-gen Apple TV 4K runs tvOS.
Based on the tvOS, the Apple TV Box offers unlimited entertainment, and easy access to all their favorite entertainment on the biggest screen in the home, like award-winning shows and movies on Apple TV+. Additionally, Apple Music, Apple Fitness+, Apple Arcade, AirPlay, and more. Besides, the device can be used as a home hub to control HomeKit accessories.
In addition, tvOS 14.5 brings support for both integer and fractional frame rate, i.e. 24.000 and 23.976fps. The same improvement is being added to the match feature in the existing Apple TV boxes with tvOS 14.5 next week. Besides, the new tvOS 14.5 update will include support for PS5’s DualSense and Xbox Series X / S controllers.
A new feature built into the 2021 Apple TV 4K is auto-calibration via an iPhone
Through an innovative color balance process, Apple TV works with iPhone and its advanced sensors to improve a television’s picture quality (more accurate colors and improved contrast ).
Next-generation Apple TV 4K comes with the new Siri Remote
The redesigned Siri Remote has more buttons, including the Power button to turn off the TV and mute the sound. Instead of a touchpad, we will have a round surface with clickable buttons resembling iPods placed in an aluminum housing. Besides, the new Siri Remote is also compatible with the previous generations.
Price and availability
The new generation of Apple TV 4K will be available in two variants that differ in memory capacity. The first with 32 GB of space was priced at $179, and the second with 64 GB of space at $199. Orders can be placed on April 30, 2021, and deliveries will begin in May. Apple TV HD with the new Siri Remote will be available for $149. The new Siri Remote will be available separately for $59.