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Apple takes a bite out of high frame rate HDR

New model is powered by A12 Bionic chip which also supports Dolby Vision

Apple has revealed its new model of the Apple TV 4K, which, among its new features, delivers content in high frame rate HDR with Dolby Vision with the help of its A12 Bionic chip.

The A12 Bionic chip enables support for high frame rate HDR and Dolby Vision video, which enables smooth play of video running at 60 frames per second. This support also applies to Air Play, allowing for videos shot on iPhone 12 to be displayed in full 60 fps on the Apple TV 4K. The chip also boosts Apple TV 4K’s graphics performance, video decoding and audio processing.

There is also a new colour balance process designed to improve a TV’s picture quality. Using the light sensor in an iPhone, Apple TV can compare the colour balance to industry-standard specifications to tailor video output for more accurate colours and improved contrast without the need for adjusting TV settings.

Apple has also redesigned its Siri Remote, adding a new clickpad control with five way navigation, as well as being touch-enabled for fast directional swipes. The remote’s power button can also now control the TV’s power and mute.