Along with new iPhones and Apple Watch Series 3, Apple is widely expected to unveil a fifth-generation Apple TV tomorrow with support for 4K video output and streaming.

According to findings by developer Steven Stroughton-Smith, who has been sifting through the leaked iOS 11 GM build like there’s no tomorrow, Apple will call its next box “Apple TV 4K”.

The name signifies that Apple’s marketing department will heavily feature 4K resolution in ads although that’s not the only new hardware improvement that the device is expected to have.

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Prior leaks have revealed 4K streaming requirements and native @2x resolution (3,840-by-2,160 pixels) of the device. According to code strings unearthed from iOS 11 GM, 4K streaming will apparently require a 15Mbps broadband connection.

The new box will support many color formats, including Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) to ensure compatibility with a wide range of modern television sets, as well as features like chroma subsampling in 4:2:0, 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 for HDR10 and standard YCbCr.

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  • Sailor_V90

    So does this mean iTunes will finally offer HD music videos?