Apple unveils iPhone X, with facial recognition, no home button, at $999

Apple just announced a new Apple TV that will stream video in ultra-sharp 4K resolution

Apple just announced a new Apple TV that will stream video in ultra-sharp 4K resolution

Apple has announced a brand new version of the Apple TV called Apple TV 4K that will let you play back 4K HDR video, which will provide significantly better video quality than current high-definition video. We learned that Amazon Video was coming to Apple TV earlier this year, and Apple confirmed at the event that the new Apple TV 4K will get Amazon Prime Video support with 4K HDR later this year.

At its event this afternoon, Apple has just taken the wraps off its new Apple TV, a model that sports numerous features we've heard rumored in past weeks.

Alongside the hardware changes, there have been a number of software changes to the Apple TV, which will run on the new tvOS 11 and use the new TV app. Also, all of the HD movies in your library can be upgraded to 4K for no charge.

Apple just announced a new Apple TV that will stream video in ultra-sharp 4K resolution
Apple unveils iPhone X, with facial recognition, no home button, at $999

Time waits for no streaming box, however, and Amazon and Google have since launched 4K-supporting streaming solutions.

What's interesting about Apple's choice to require a 15Mbps minimum bandwidth connection for Apple TV to be able to deliver 4K is that Apple has yet to define whether the minimum bandwidth requirement will be for standard or high-dynamic range. The movies support HDR for better color quality. The Blu-ray supporting 60fps are already in the market and this kind of makes the Apple TV 4K future-proof. Another plus: Apple will hopefully nudge competitors like Vudu to reduce their prices and offer free 4K upgrades, as well. It was originally labeled a hobby device, but by 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that 25 million units had been sold. Additionally, Apple is promising that the latest iteration of the Apple TV will ship with the ground-breaking A10X Fusion Chip.

The existing Full HD Apple TV will continue to be available too. The company looks to be working with studios like 20 Century Fox FOXA, Lionsgate, Paramount, Universal, Warner Brothers, and Sony Pictures SNE, and is also working with Hollywood to get all of its 4K HDR content on iTunes. Preorders for the new device start September 15th and it will be available from September 22nd.

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