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Video: hands-on with tvOS 11.2 beta 1 for 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.

Apple TV 4K tech specs

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:


Height: 1.4 inches (35 mm) Width: 3.9 inches (98 mm) Depth: 3.9 inches (98 mm) Weight: 15 ounces (425 g)


32GB $179 64GB $199

Siri Remote

Bluetooth 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)


HDMI 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


A10X Fusion 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 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) and E-AC-3 (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound)

Picture Formats


In the Box

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

Live news and live sports coming to TV app

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.