NEW DELHI: Apple announced the next generation Apple 4K TV at its Spring Loaded event. The new sixth generation Apple TV packs A12 chipset and features a redesigned Siri Remote. Along with introducing the new Apple 4K TV, the company has made changes in its set-top box lineup and has discontinued the previous generation Apple TV 4K . After launching the new Apple 4K TV, the company has stopped selling the fifth generation Apple TV, which was also known as the first Apple TV 4K. The device was powered by an A10X chipset which the company used in the second-generation iPad Pro. However, the company will continue selling the fourth-generation Apple TV which was introduced in 2015 which came with an A8 chip borrowed from Apple iPhone 6. This model of the Apple TV comes with 32GB internal storage and will now come with the new Siri Remote. Read More: Apple introduces new Apple TV 4K in India: Price, availability The new Apple TV 4K will be available starting at Rs … [Read more...] about Apple discontinues Apple TV 4K 2017 edition
Apple has just announced a new Apple TV streaming box, replacing the Apple TV 4K that came out in 2017. The new model retains the name of the prior model but comes with a more powerful A12 Bionic chip that lets it play HDR video at higher frame rates. It’s also powerful enough to support 60fps Dolby Vision playback over AirPlay from a compatible iPhone. The old Apple TV 4K, which has been Apple’s flagship set-top box for four years, supports 4K streaming as well as HDR, including Dolby Vision. It also supports Dolby Atmos sound codecs. But it doesn’t support 120Hz refresh rates, which might be important should you ever want to play serious games on an Apple TV. It also has the most notoriously bad remote control. Fortunately, Apple has completely redesigned the remote for the new Apple TV 4K with an improved, more ergonomic design and more capabilities. The new remote is thicker than the prior model, has a new five-way touch controller in place of the maligned swipe pad of the … [Read more...] about Apple announces new Apple TV 4K
The Apple TV remote is one of the weakest parts of the company’s set-top box, and Apple is, at last, addressing it today. The company just unveiled a redesigned Siri remote alongside its new Apple TV 4K. You’ll get the new remote with the new $179 4K set-top box , or it’s available separately for $59. As well as being compatible with the new Apple TV 4K, it also works with the 2017 model and Apple TV HD. Apple will also sell the remote bundled with the Apple TV HD for $149. The new Siri remote has an iPod-style scroll wheel, a five-way click pad, touch controls, a mute button, and a power button that can turn your TV on and off. Meanwhile, the Siri button is now on the side of the remote, and Apple says that the voice assistant now works on Apple TV in Austria, Ireland, and New Zealand, in addition to the 13 countries where it was already supported. Finally, the new Siri remote’s enclosure is made out of 100 percent recycled aluminum. The new remote was unveiled alongside … [Read more...] about Apple unveils a redesigned remote for its new Apple TV 4K
Apple has released the Apple TV’s companion iPhone remote app . It’s a full-fledged (albeit less convenient) replacement for the remote that came with every black Apple TV, or generations two, three, and four. The app lets users control their Apple TV with touch gestures; use the iPhone’s keyboard to enter email addresses, passwords, or other text; play, pause, fast forward, or rewind currently playing videos or songs; and, for owners of the latest-generation Apple TV, ask Siri to find something to watch. Unfortunately, you can’t use regular Siri to control your Apple TV — voice control can only be used by pressing and holding a microphone button within the app itself, just like on the remote. Another thing you can’t do is watch content from your Apple TV on the iPhone, but since basically every app with content on the Apple TV is also available in app-form on the iPhone, that shouldn’t be a big deal. The Apple TV Remote app was teased last year , when Apple SVP Eddy Cue said … [Read more...] about The Apple TV Remote app for iPhone is out now
Apple refreshed its Apple TV 4K streaming box today with upgraded specs and, perhaps most importantly, a redesigned, simpler Siri remote . When the new device ships in late May, it’ll cost the same price as before: $179 for a 32GB unit or $199 for 64GB. (Sidenote: I’ve yet to meet anyone who has needed the higher storage option on any Apple TV.) But along with the new Apple TV 4K and improved remote — you can buy it standalone — it turns out Apple is keeping the ancient 2015 Apple TV HD around . And for some reason, it still costs the same $149. I just... I don’t get it. How was this not the moment to slash the price to something more reasonable? Something closer to competitive? The price discrepancy between Apple TV 4K and 4K streamers from Roku, Amazon, and Google is already something that hurts Apple’s market share in the living room. But at least there’s a case to be made with the new hardware. It’s got a faster chip (albeit still not Apple’s latest and greatest), … [Read more...] about Why is the old Apple TV HD still so expensive?