Apple TV 4K and New Siri Remote Now Available
The new Apple TV 4K costs US$179. If you want just the remote by itself that costs US$59. It is also available to buy with the old Apple TV HD for US$149. The new Apple TV 4K comes with the A12 Bionic chip, which offers improved graphics performance, video decoding, and audio processing. It also supports high frame rate HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Dolby Vision video. This means content will play more smoothly at 60 frames per second (fps) content. Furthermore, users can AirPlay HDR videos shot on an iPhone 12 Pro to the device and play them back in full 60-fps Dolby Vision.
The Siri Remote has long been a source of angst for Apple TV users. This updated version is touch-enabled and has a clickpad control providing five-way navigation. The outer ring of the clickpad supports a circular gesture too and the remote’s power button can also control a TV’s power. UK retailer Argos actually accidentally made the device available days ahead of schedule.