Apple is canceling the HD version, lowering the prices, and leaving the field to the Apple TV 4K 2022 alone in the future. The new set-top box comes in two variants and is equipped with an A15 chip and twice the storage capacity. In addition, HDR10+ is now used.
After the company has often neglected the Apple TV, it seems that updates are now provided on an annual basis. Particularly interesting this year – the prize. If at least 199 euros were due for the Apple TV 4K (2021), the starting price of the third generation (2022) drops to 169 euros. At the same time, the memory doubles from 32 GB to 64 GB.
The only catch: This year, the Ethernet connection (LAN) is reserved for the “big” model with 128 GB of memory for 189 euros. The wired connection to the Internet is not only required for more stable connectivity but it is also required for the “Thread” smart home standard, keyword border router.
Increased power, memory, and more HDR options
Both the “Wi-Fi” and the “Wi-Fi + Ethernet” versions of the new Apple TV 4K rely on the Apple A15 Bionic chip, which is known from the iPhone 13 (Pro) and the iPhone 14, among others. In addition, wireless LAN 6 (802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.0 are used. The set-top boxes also have HDMI 2.1, the output of which is limited to a 4K HDR resolution at a maximum of 60 FPS and (e)ARC in the small print.
The increased performance of the Apple TV 4K 2022 should be of interest to those who use the device as a games console. Above all, owners of Samsung televisions can look forward to it. In addition to Dolby Vision, the new set-top box now also supports HDR10+, the South Koreans’ “High Dynamic Range” standard. In terms of audio playback, support continues to be Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital 7.1 / 5.1.
Fewer cables, USB-C connection
Finally, interested parties should take a look at the scope of delivery of the Apple TV 4K (2022). A power cord is included with the set-top box, but there is still no HDMI cable to connect to the TV. In addition, this year Apple is eliminating the charging cable for the supplied Siri Remote (remote control), which now has to be charged via USB-C instead of Lightning. Deliveries of the Apple TV 4K (2022) will start on November 4th. Pre-orders are already being accepted.
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