Apple TV has honestly been sitting low in Apple India’s portfolio. But for 2021 it has been upgraded, and now is called Apple TV 4K. What are we to expect from what is one of the most neglected product from Apple?
Apple TV 4K — The new Center Piece in Your Living Room?
Apple TV is a fairly good medium to bring a host of Apple services in one place (i.e. your TV) without the hassle of having a full-fledged Apple device connected. So you can use Apple TV+ and Apple Music without having your TV connected to a Mac or an iPhone or an iPad for that matter.
By the looks of it not much has changed. The Apple TV 4K hardware essentially consists of a box that looks like the Mac mini, only smaller. At the back, it houses ports for the power supply, HDMI and ethernet.
Where Apple TV 4k shines is on its insides and the power it commands. On the inside resides the uber-powerful 64-bit A12 Bionic based on the 7nm manufacturing process. Well, this frankly is as much power as you could want from what is essentially a brain to a TV. This chipset also imparts the ability to use Bluetooth 5.0 and WiFi 6. Apple TV 4K comes with 32GB of base storage and 64GB of upgraded storage.
Along with the Apple TV 4K module comes the Apple TV Remote with built-in Bluetooth 5 and IR blaster and charges through a Lightning Cable. Touch-sensitive ring on the remote allows usage of gestures to control basic functions as well. Apple TV Remote now also comes to be Siri enabled.
Apple TV 4K packs in some cool features too like a high frame rate of 4K with HDR, colour balancing synced with the iPhone and a strong sound output using sound systems supporting Dolby Atmos. The new A12 Bionic chipset allows smooth operation of games on Apple Arcade and can connect with controllers from Xbox and Playstation. The Apple TV 4K also allows controls through your iPhone instead of the remote, connection with AirPods to play sound directly onto them, HomeKit support and AirPlay.
Apple TV 4K is priced at Rs. 18,900 for the 32GB variant and Rs. 20,900 for the 64GB variant.
Mmmmm, iPhone 12 is Now Purple
Apple has also dropped a new shade of purple for the iPhone 12 and 12 mini. Along with the smartphones, the MagSafe Leather Case or Leather Sleeve will be available in Deep Violette. If that’s something you fancy you should get one.