Last night may seem like an iPad party given the unveiling of an all-new iPad and M2-powered iPad Pro but Apple has slipped in another new product outside of its tablet family. It comes in the form of an Apple TV 4K.
However, it doesn’t come with any design revamp though. The biggest difference between this year’s model and its 2021 counterpart is the fact that it comes with the A15 Bionic chip.
As you may know, that is the same processor that Apple has used for a large chunk of its 2021’s products. Among them was the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max as well as the 3rd generation iPhone SE and 6th generation iPad Mini.
Not only that, the company has also retained the processor for this year’s iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. According to Apple, the A15 Bionic can deliver improved performance of up to 50% for CPU and 30% for graphics when compared to previous iterations of Apple TV 4K
Aside from having a new processor, the 2022 Apple TV 4K also supports HDR10+ content, joining Dolby Vision which was available since last year’s model. At the same time, the Cupertino giant has also revealed a new Siri Remote with a USB-C port to accompany the refreshed Apple TV 4K.
The 2022’s Apple TV 4k can be obtained in two variants including the 64GB variant which relies exclusively on Wi-Fi for connectivity. On the other hand, there is also the 128GB version that comes together with a Gigabit Ethernet port and support for the Thread mesh network.
Price-wise, they can be obtained for RM699 and RM799, respectively – way lower than last year’s model which was launched with a starting price of RM849. You can also purchase the new Siri Remote with USB-C by itself for RM269 although the Malaysian release date for both devices is not yet known at the moment.