The third-generation Apple TV 4K announced this week is a relatively minor update, but the device still has at least 10 new features and changes. We’ve recapped everything new with the latest Apple TV below for those looking for a quick overview.
What’s new with the latest Apple TV:
- A15 Bionic chip: The new Apple TV is equipped with the A15 Bionic chip for up to 50% faster performance than the previous model with the A12 Bionic chip. Apple says this results in improved responsiveness and faster navigation. Apple adds that graphics performance is up to 30% faster for smoother gaming.
- 4GB of RAM: The new Apple TV is equipped with 4GB of RAM, compared to 3GB in the previous model, for improved responsiveness.
- 128GB storage option: The new Apple TV is available with up to 128GB of storage, compared to a max of 64GB for the previous model.
- HDR10+ support: In addition to Dolby Vision, the new Apple TV now supports HDR10+ content in supported apps.
- Siri Remote with USB-C port: The new Siri Remote is equipped with a USB-C port instead of Lightning for charging.
- Thinner and lighter design: Apple says the A15 Bionic chip’s increased power efficiency allowed for the internal fan to be removed in the new Apple TV, resulting in the device having a more compact design that is around 12% thinner and around 50% lighter than the previous model.
- No more “TV” branding on top: The new Apple TV no longer has “TV” imprinted on the top of the device and instead simply has a centered Apple logo.
- Lower pricing: The new Apple TV starts at $129 with 64GB of storage, while the previous model started at $179 with 32GB of storage. While you need to spend $149 to get an Ethernet port, Thread support, and 128GB of storage, that’s still cheaper than any of last year’s models.
- No charging cable in the box: The new Apple TV ships without a charging cable in the box for the Siri Remote, except in Brazil. Apple sells a new woven USB-C cable separately for $19.
- Packaging changes: The new Apple TV comes in a slightly more rectangular box that no longer has outer plastic wrap.
The new Apple TV 4K is available to order now and launches Friday, November 4 in the US and more than 30 other countries.
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