In addition to Ultra HD resolution, the new set-top provides support for high dynamic range (HDR) video, which greatly expands the colour depth available on displays. The device should help Apple better compete with streaming device rivals such as Roku, Amazon's Fire TV, and Google's Chromecast-all of which already offer 4K video streaming.
So what could the new Apple TV possibly offer that goes above and beyond what is now provided by your TV. We may also get some more details on the release date, as well as the new and that's slated for 2018.
Of course, if you don't have a 4K HDR TV or plans to get one very soon, you can save your money and stick with the fourth-gen Apple TV, still available for $149, £139 or AU$239 with 32GB of storage. However, the product is a key accessory to the iPhone and the centerpiece of Apple's emerging video content strategy and Services business. So it looks like Apple ended up coming out on top in their recent battle with studios over 4K home video pricing. The company has shown interest in getting into original content with shows like "Carpool Karaoke" and "Planet of the Apps" and is reported to be opening up its vault to furnish $1 billion towards more original programming over the next year.
Apple now seems keen on updating all of its various software OSes - macOS, iOS, tvOS - at the same time, and again WWDC in the summer is the event to look out for. By the end of the year, Apple TV app will be introduced in seven more countries.
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