The new Apple TV 4K – Apple’s Spring Loaded event recap

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The new Apple TV 4K announced at Apple’s Spring Loaded virtual event yesterday, the company’s first livestream of the year.

Apple took to the virtual stage yesterday to announce their redesigned iMac, all-new AirTags, and changes to the iPad Pro, Apple TV 4K and iPhone 12. Find the full stream from Apple here.

Apple TV 4K

Apple’s higher end digital media player got a minor spec bump, with a few new nifty features. Apple TV 4K is now powered by the A12 Bionic chip. This is the one found in iPhone XS/XR, 2019 iPad mini, 2019 iPad Air and 2020 iPad. This chip allows the new Apple TV to now support 4K High Frame Rate HDR video.

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Apple TV 4K comes with a new Siri Remote. It has a touch-enabled clickpad at the top, that can be swiped to browse content, or use circular gestures on the outer ring to fast-foward or rewind (click wheel vibes). On the side of the remote, there’s a dedicated Siri button.

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A neat new feature allows you to automatically balance the colour of your Apple TV by pointing your iPhone at the TV screen. Apple TV will adjust its output based on how your TV displays colours. This kind of feature is only possible because of Apple’s tight eco-system.

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The 32GB model is $179 and the 64GB is $199. Pre-orders start on April 30, with availability in the second half of May.

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