Well, it finally happened. Apple got around to launching a new Apple TV set-top box at today’s Spring Loaded event.

The new Apple TV 4K replaces the old Apple TV 4K, introducing a few noteworthy changes to the set-top box compared to the previous model. So we’ve put together a quick breakdown of the technical specifications for Apple’s newest Apple TV hardware, and even included the new Siri Remote in the mix for good measure.

Let’s get right to it.

Tech specs for the new Apple TV 4K and Siri Remote

Size and weight

  • Apple TV 4K
    • 3.9 inches (98mm) x 3.9 inches (98mm) x 1.4 inches (35mm)
    • Weight: 15 ounces (425 g)
  • Siri Remote
    • 1.4 inches (35mm) x 5.4 inches (136mm) x 0.36 inch (9.25mm)
    • Weight: 2.2 ounces (63 g)

Capacity

  • 32GB
  • 64GB

Siri Remote

  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • IR transmitter
  • Lightning connector (for charging)
  • Rechargeable battery (months of battery on a single charge)
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
  • 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)
  • Thread
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • IR receiver
  • Built-in power supply

Processor

  • A12 Bionic with 64-bit architecture

System requirements

  • Purchases, rentals, and Home Sharing require an Apple ID that you use for the App Store and other Apple services.
  • Requires 802.11 wireless, Ethernet network, or broadband internet access
  • Requires 4K and HDR TV for 4K and HDR streaming
  • Requires acceptance of the software license terms at apple.com/legal/sla
  • Requires HDMI cable (sold separately)

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

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

  • HD and UHD TVs with HDMI
  • Bluetooth keyboards

Accessibility

  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Increase Contrast
  • Reduce Motion
  • Closed Caption and SDH Support
  • Audio Descriptions
  • Siri and Dictation
  • Type to Siri
  • Switch Control

In the Box

  • Apple TV 4K
  • Power cord
  • Siri Remote
  • Lightning to USB cable
  • Documentation

Do you plan on picking up a new Apple TV 4K when it goes on sale?