Dr Mac joins Kelly to chat about Apple TV, and the TV app, and TV+, and how they all sound the same even though they are totally different.
There was much excitement when Apple announced a new Siri Remote with the updated Apple TV 4K. However, AppleInsider confirmed reports of issues with various gestures.
The update to the Apple TV introduced a new design of Siri Remote that uses a circular trackpad, as well as a new gesture that turns the trackpad into a large scroll wheel. By using a circular motion around the edge of the trackpad, users can scrub forward and back through content. However, posts to Twitter and Reddit show users trying out the gesture but getting unexpected results. Even using the tap and hold method, waiting for the proper user interface affirmation of the gesture, one complete circuit of the trackpad scrubs through a video timeline in one direction, then returns it back to where it was previously.
The new Apple TV 4K is Available to buy alongside an updated Siri remote, which can also be purchased separately.
British retailer Argos was spotted selling the new Apple TV 4K with Siri Remote two days ahead of its planned release.
The new Apple TV 4K and (finally!) updated Siri remote are now available to order, and will both ship in the second half of May.
The new M1 iMac, M1 iPad Pro, and Apple TV 4K will all become available to order on Friday, April 30, 2021.
Apple is offering gift cards worth up to $150 with the purchase of various products from Black Friday until Cyber Monday.