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The new Apple TV 4K is here with a fresh remote and a $179 price tag

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The new Apple TV 4K is here with a fresh remote and a $179 price tag
Ivan Mehta

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Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That’s one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say “Bleh.”

Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That’s one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say “Bleh.”

Apple announced a new Apple TV 4K that is powered by an A12 Bionic chip and brings a redesigned remote.

The new streaming device will also support HDR with a high frame rate. It will allow you to play Dolby Vision videos recorded on your iPhone at 60 frames per second. The company claims that the new chip and HDR support will make movie and sports watching better.

If you hated the old Apple TV remote, your feelings might be still mixed at best. The redesigned remote brings a click wheel that also acts as a touchpad and moved the Siri button to the side. Plus, it also has a mute button now — thank god.

 

To make the new device work with any TV and enhance its color balance and contrast, Apple has introduced a new technique that uses your iPhone’s proximity and light sensors to tune it. The firm claims it collected data from cinematographers around the world to make this happen.

The new Apple TV 4K’s color tuning feature using iPhone’s light sensor

The new Apple TV 4K costs $179 for the 32GB version and $199 for the 64GB version. The new Siri remote is available for $59. You can place an order for the new device starting April 30 in the US and 30 other countries.

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