Apple has launched a range of products at the iPhone launch event on September 12 hosted in the Steve Jobs Theater at its new Cupertino Headquarters. The list includes Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X (iPhone Ten). In this article, we will be discussing Apple TV 4K, however, you can head over to our separate reports for iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and Apple Watch Series 3.
Apple TV 4K comes in two storage variants 32GB and 64GB priced at $179 and $199 respectively. Apple’s media streaming device will be made available to order from September 15 and will start shipping from September 22. In India, 4th gen Apple TV has been priced at Rs. 12,900, Apple TV 4K 32GB variant bears a price tag of Rs. 15,900, and the 64GB 4K variant will cost you Rs. 17,900.
Apple TV 4K packs 4K HDR technology which delivers more realistic colors and greater detail and is powered by Apple’s 64-bit A10X Fusion chip, same as iPod Pro. If you are looking for a media streaming device then we recommend you to go for it because it is not that expensive when compared to Google’s Chromecast, Amazon’s Fire TV Stick, and Shield TV. 4K is the next evolution of TV experience and it is going to remain in highlights at least for several more years.
And with Siri Remote, you just have to ask for a movie, TV show, or a song you want Apple TV to play without the need to type anything. For example, you can ask Siri “show me movies in 4K” then the voice assistant will list all the movies available in 4K, it’s that simple. The remote packs Bluetooth v4.0, IR transmitter, dual microphones, touch pad, and lightning connector port for charging. It also packs an inbuilt battery rated to deliver months of battery life on a single charge. Connectivity options on Apple TV 4K device include HDMI 2.0a, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, and IR receiver. Apple TV is compatible with HD and UHD TVs and Bluetooth keyboards.
The company has also redesigned the interface of Apple TV which now supports 4K resolution. Apple TV offers content from popular content providers like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and ESPN. Users can access a wide range of 4K HDR titles and later this year, Apple is bringing Live content such as news and sports. And the great news is, all the 4K HDR content will be available at the same price as HD and also if you have bought HD movies in past, they will automatically be upgraded to 4K.
You can also play games available in 4K resolution. A new game has also been introduced at the Apple Event called Sky, developed by That Game Company. You can also share photos, videos, presentations, and other related stuff on the big-screen TV via a feature called AirPlay and also control your smart home products like the garage door, thermostat, and air conditioning via the Apple TV. It lets you use your iOS device to remotely control the HomeKit-enabled accessories via the Home app.