10/19/2022 at 4:21 p.m. by Jusuf Hatic – Apple has unveiled the new version of its Apple TV 4K streaming box. With the upgrade to the Bionic A15 chip, the box should also be HDR10+ capable in the future.
New year, new Apple TV 4K: With the 2022 model, the Californian company has presented a new version of its streaming box. In the associated press release, Apple promises that the next generation will be “more powerful than ever”. This should succeed in particular with the built-in Bionic A15 chip, which is already used in the current iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus smartphone models.
With the new SoC, the Apple TV 4K 2022 should be up to 50 percent faster in terms of CPU performance, while GPU performance should increase by 30 percent, allowing for even smoother gameplay when gaming. Thanks to the A15 chipset, the Apple TV 4K 2022 also supports HDR10+ in addition to Dolby Vision, which means that the picture quality should benefit from even more vivid colors and greater fidelity to detail. As in the previous model, Dolby Atmos support is on board.
In addition, the Siri remote as a remote control for the Apple TV 4K 2022 receives a small, albeit not insignificant update. Instead of using the proprietary Lightning connector, it is now charged via the USB-C port – but a corresponding cable is not included in the scope of delivery, nor is the necessary HDMI cable. It remains to be seen whether Apple is anticipating the USB-C charging port requirement that will come at the end of 2024 with this change.
According to the company, the Apple TV 4K 2022 will be available in two different variants from November 4, 2022. The basic model is sold in Germany for a price of 169 euros and has a capacity of 64 GB, but has to do without an Ethernet connection and support for the Thread mesh network protocol. The model with double memory and the latter two features should be available for an RRP of 189 euros – both versions are therefore cheaper than the 2021 box, for which Apple had estimated 199 euros at the market launch.