To increase support for the latest screen sizes and technologies, Apple will soon stop accepting iPhone apps that don't take full advantage the native display resolution of iPhone Xs Max. Likewise, Apple Watch apps must support the new Apple Watch Series 4 hardware.
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Following last weeks big update to their iOS app that brought CarPlay support, SiriusXM is now releasing a brand new app for the Apple TV.
Alongside the first developer beta iOS 11.2, Apple also released the first beta of tvOS 11.2. The biggest change here includes support for automatically switching the output of the video based on the content. Developers also can take advantage of this with the introduction of AVDisplayManager.
The new Apple TV 4K has finally arrived, bringing with it several hardware improvements over the previous fourth-generation model such as the flagship 4K support.
Apple announced a plethora of new products Tuesday, including the new Apple TV 4K. It brings several new features aside from 4K including HDR 10 & Dolby Vision support, updated Siri remote, live sports and news, among others.
Let's go ahead and take a look at the tech specs of Apple latest set top box, which goes up for pre-order September 15, and starts shipping on the 22nd. A few notable things include the addition of gigabit ethernet that was removed in the last generation, and the removal of USB Type-C which was added in the 4th generation for servicing, and connecting to your Mac.
The tech specs of the Apple TV 4K are listed below:
SizeHeight: 1.4 inches (35 mm) Width: 3.9 inches (98 mm) Depth: 3.9 inches (98 mm) Weight: 15 ounces (425 g)
Capacity32GB $179 64GB $199
Siri RemoteBluetooth 4.0 wireless technology IR transmitter Accelerometer and three-axis gyro Lightning connector for charging Rechargeable battery providing months of battery life on a single charge (with typical daily usage)
PortsHDMI 2.0 802.11ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO; simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Gigabit Ethernet Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology IR receiver Built‑in power supply
ProcessorA10X Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture
Video FormatsH.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 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 FormatsHE-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) and E-AC-3 (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound)
Picture FormatsHEIF, JPEG, GIF, TIFF
In the BoxApple TV 4K Siri Remote Power cord Lightning to USB cable Documentation
When Apple launched the Apple TV 4th generation, many people were surprised that they didn't include a Gigabit Ethernet port. It appears that Apple has reversed its decision on the latest, Apple TV 4K.
Apple TV got the TV app, alongside iPhones and iPads last year. It allows you to easily discover new content to watch, or pickup where you left off. The biggest downside was that it didn't have access to live TV streams, instead of having to launch apps individually. Apple changes this with the new Apple TV 4K.
While the big news for Apple TV fans was the updated Apple TV 4K, with HDR support, it looks like the Siri Remote also got a few small updates.
Tim Cook at today's event at the Steve Jobs Center at the new Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California announced — yes, Apple TV 4K. It provides “one of the most stunning visuals ever” and “cinematic quality to virtually everything you watch”.
Apple is expected to debut a fifth-generation Apple TV with support for the native 4K resolution and streaming, Dolby Vision, HDR10 and more. As you can imagine, the box will come preloaded with Apple's new default Aerial screensaver shot in the glorious 4K resolution.
Some curious code strings discovered earlier today practically confirm that Apple's upcoming set-top box refresh, dubbed “Apple TV 4K”, could run the same chip as the latest iPad Pros and feature fifty percent more RAM, turning it into a powerful gaming console in its own right.
The irresponsibly leaked iOS 11 Gold Master build is a gift that keeps on giving, but tvOS 11 has its own secrets as well, with latest discoveries pointing to a refreshed Siri Remote in tow for a fifth-generation Apple TV model to be called “Apple TV 4K”.