Apple TV 4K Hardware Comparison with Their Fourth Generation

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The new Apple TV 4K has finally started being ordered today through the Apple Online Store in a number of countries.

Besides already supporting 4K resolution, what are the other differences compared to previous generation Apple TV? Here's the comparison.

In terms of design and form factor, Apple TV 4K and its predecessor models do not bring any changes.

Both new and old Apple TV devices still look similar to the same body size.

However, large changes will look different in the input and output (I / O) that are behind the device.

Apple TV 4K does not have a USB-C port. While fourth generation Apple TV has it.

Because Apple TV 4K does not have a USB-C port, you will not be able to connect it to a MacBook or other device that has been equipped USB-C.

But for most users, this is not a big deal because the current connection can be done wirelessly.

Still in the I / O section, there are striking differences between Apple TV 4K and Apple TV before.

Namely, Apple TV 4K is equipped with Gigabit Ethernet but is not owned by the old Apple TV. With a Gigabit Ethernet port, a 4K video connection is claimed to be faster and more stable.

Next, the most noticeable difference from Apple TV 4K and the old Apple TV is the video resolution it carries.

From its name, Apple TV 4K supports video with 4K (Ultra HD) resolution at 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. While fourth generation Apple TV only supports video resolution up to 1080p at 60 FPS.

Not only that, Apple TV 4K also supports HDR and Dolby Vision which is currently very popular and widely supported TV sets and set-top-box on the market. HDR and Dolby Vision will make the image color much better.

As a result, Apple TV 4K claimed to provide a viewing experience of movies or TV shows with very sharp quality, more subtle, and more real colors than ever before.

To watch 4K content on Apple TV 4K, you need to have a TV that also supports 4K of course. If not, then 4K video display will not be maximal on regular TV.

Switching to internal parts, Apple TV 4K brings the most up-to-date hardware. This Apple TV device is equipped with A10X Fusion processor chip.

Processors previously adopted in the line of iPad Pro that is capable of handling 4K content without constraints. While the old Apple TV only equipped chip A8 processor.

For konektvitasnya, Apple TV 4K equipped Bluetooth 5.0 which will make connections with headphone devices or other devices with Bluetooth more smoothly. Compare with previous Apple TV equipped Bluetooth 4.0.

Apple TV 4K is also accompanied by Siri Remote to search for content on Apple TV with voice commands as previous generation Apple TV.

The new Remote Siri that detects movement, including altitude and rotation is present with little change. That is the presence of a white circle in the Menu button. Interestingly, the new Siri Remote is also sold in the fourth generation Apple TV sales package.

Apple will start selling Apple TV 4K officially on 22 September. Available in two storage capacities, Apple TV 4K 32GB sells for $ 179 while $ 199 for Apple TV 4K 64GB.

Meanwhile, fourth generation Apple TV became the cheapest model for sale. Available only in 32GB storage capacity only, this model is now available for $ 149.
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