The Apple TV 4K, stylized as tv 4K, is a digital media player and microconsole unveiled by Apple at an Apple Special Event on September 12, 2017. The first-generation model released on September 22, 2017, introduced support for 2160p output, HDR10, Dolby Vision and includes an Apple A10X Fusion processor supporting HEVC hardware decoding.
1st generation (2017)
2nd generation (2021)
An updated Apple TV 4K and Siri Remote were announced at an Apple Special Event with the tagline "Spring loaded." on April 20, 2021. The product was available for pre-order from April 30, and was fully released on May 21.
Alongside the second-generation Apple TV 4K, Apple introduced ability to pair with the ambient light sensor on iPhones with Face ID to optimize its color output, a feature that was also extended to older Apple TVs with tvOS 14.5. AirPlay supports high frame rate HDR playback, allowing videos shot on the iPhone 12 Pro in Dolby Vision 4K 60fps to be mirrored in full resolution.
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- Jason Cipriani (2021-04-28). Have an Apple TV? Use your iPhone to optimize your picture and make movies look better (en). CNET.
- Apple TV 4K at Apple
- Apple TV 4K (2017) specs at EveryMac
- Apple TV: 4K (1st and 2nd generation) at Wikipedia