Apple TV Comparison Chart Published

Apple has published a comparison chart showing the major differences between its $69 2013 Apple TV and "the new Apple TV" announced on September 9 that starts at $149. Most people will probably call the new model the "4th generation" version.

Excerpt from the chart. Image credit: Apple

Notable items include:

  1. The new (4th gen) Apple TV is capable of Dolby Digital 7.1 output. The 3rd generation model only supported Dolby Digital 5.1.
  2. The 4th gen Apple TV adds 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
  3. The 4th gen Apple has HDMI 1.4 suggesting that, unless there's a facility for a firmware upgrade on already capable hardware, this model really is limited to 1080p.

A learn more link near the top takes you to much more information about the 4th gen Apple TV.