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Finally, the long-anticipated Apple 2021 event has come and gone. For those who were fortunate to stream the event will surely agree it was glorious. Apple unveiled a lot of new upgrades to its existing product line during the event, amongst which were the AirTags, redesigned iMac, a new Apple Tv 4k etc.
The Apple TV 4k was previously discussed in our summary of Apple’s April 2021 event. However, only few information was divulged. This article takes into account all you need to know about the new Apple Tv 4k including its Specs, features and price. So, let’s get right into it.
In Apple’s words, “The new Apple TV 4K brings the best of TV together with your favourite Apple devices and services — in a powerful experience that will transform your living room.” It is quite unnecessary to argue with this fact as so many has found Apple Tv to be satisfactory over the years.
Apple Tv achieved greatness because of the deep integration of Apple’s hardware, Software, and services. Services ranging from morning workouts with Apple Fitness Plus, showing off school projects using AirPlay, battling on Apple arcade, down to watching late night movies using AirPods.
Viewing Experience on the 2021 Apple Tv 4k
The 2021 Apple TV now features an A12 bionic chip. It also supports Dolby vision and Dolby ATMOS to bring more realistic colours and greater details to viewers while immersing you in a three-dimensional audio experience.
With the new A12 bionic chip, and twice the high frame rate for HDR, viewing experience on Apple Tv 4k has never been better. These upgrades allow for exceptionally Smooth, bright and more realistic and lifelike viewing experience properly appreciated when watch fast moving videos like sports.
Apple has also integrated the high frame rate for HDR with AirPlay. This is to help iPhone 12 Pro users who record videos with their 60Hz refresh rate devices watch those videos on bigger Screens with better and Smoother viewing experience using AirPlay.
The 2021 Apple Tv 4k now comes with a new colour balance feature. This feature allows the 2021 Apple Tv to work with your iPhone and its sensors to improve the picture quality of your Apple Tv. To do this, iPhone uses its camera and proximity sensor to guide you to an on-screen target. Once your phone screen is facing your Tv Screen, your phone’s light Sensor is used to compare your TV’s colour balance to the industry standard specifications used by cinematographers worldwide. Apple Tv then makes use of this data to automatically adjust its video output to correct any inaccuracies in your Tv settings.
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Siri Remote Controller
Apple Tv has been known to make use of a Siri controller for navigation. For the 2021 Apple TV 4k, the remote has undergone a redesign, adding new functionality and Controls to the Controller. According to Apple, this new Siri remote now brings speed, fluidity and precision to the table. Starting with an aluminium design, the redesign extends to a brand new Clickpad design for accuracy. The new Clickpad is touch enabled, allowing for easy and faster directional Swipes. The outer ring has been given a circular gesture that allows users to easily find movie scenes by fast-Forwarding or rewinding with ease and precision.
This new controller is designed to be the only controller you will ever need to control any Apple Tv. In the new design, the Siri button has now been moved to the right side of the remote just like your iPhone, giving it a better look and good user experience. In addition to moving the Siri button, for the first time the controller now features a power button.
2021 Apple Tv 4k features
The Audio sharing feature lets you Connect the new Apple Tv 4k to your AirPods and still enjoy quality Sounds. This feature is perfect for those who love watching movies at night, hereby maintaining a quiet atmosphere.
Controls appear on the lock screen and control center of your iPhone, making it easy to pause, rewind and adjust the volume of Apple Tv from your iPhone.
With Homekit, you can Control your thermostat, double-check your locks and get a live feed of your front porch on your screen. From the Home app, even more can be done, like Creating a scene called “Movie Night” that turns on your Tv, lowers the shades and dims the lights all at once.
AirPlay allows users to Share movies, photos, music and even 4k HDR videos from your iPhone and iPad to your Apple Tv 4k for better viewing experience.
This feature allows family members or other users to easily find only the shows they are interested in. Now, recommendations, videos, up next lists and music Collections are tailored to each person.
Price and Availability
The 2021 Apple Tv 4k is expected to be available at a Starting price of $179 and $199 for the 32GB and 64GB, respectively. Orders for the 2021 Apple Tv Started on April 30th.However, the TV will be made available in the second half of May.
2021 Apple Tv 4k Specifications
|Apple Tv Size and Weight||Height: 1.4 inches (35 mm) |
Width: 3.9 inches (98 mm)
Depth: 3.9 inches (98 mm)
Weight: 15 ounces (425 g)
|Siri remote Size and Weight||Height: 5.4 inches (136 mm) |
Width: 1.4 inches (35 mm)
Depth: 0.36 inch (9.25 mm)
Weight: 2.2 ounces (63 g)
|Capacity||32GB and 64GB|
|Siri Remote||Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology. |
Lightning connector for charging.
Rechargeable battery providing months of battery life on a single charge (with typical daily usage).
Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter (sold separately).
Control your TV or receiver via IR or CEC.
|Ports and Interfaces||HDMI 2.1. |
802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with MIMO; simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz).
Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology.
Built-in power supply.
|Processor||A12 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture|
|Video Formats||H.264/HEVC SDR video up to 2160p, 60 fps, Main/Main 10 profile. HEVC Dolby Vision (Profile 5) /HDR10 (Main 10 profile) up to 2160p, 60 fps. |
H.264 Baseline Profile level 3.0 or lower with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats. MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 fps, Simple profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.
MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 fps, Simple profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.
|Audio Formats||HE-AAC (V1), AAC (up to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (up to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, FLAC, AIFF, and WAV; AC-3 (Dolby Digital 5.1), E-AC-3 (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound), and Dolby Atmos.|
|Photo Formats||HEIF, JPEG, GIF, TIFF.|
|Compatibility||Compatible with HD and UHD TVs with HDMI. Compatible with Bluetooth keyboards.|
|In the Box ||Apple TV 4K. |
Lightning to USB cable.