Earlier at this time Apple launched a new Apple TV 4K field (and a redesigned Siri distant that must be simpler to make use of), and a detailed take a look at the spec sheet reveals a couple of extra particulars about what it could do.
Confirming earlier rumors, this field has an HDMI 2.1 video output, nonetheless as 9to5Mac notes, regardless of code leaks that point out assist for a 120Hz mode, at launch the system’s “high frame rate HDR” will prime out at 60 FPS. That might change with the subsequent model of tvOS — or as soon as 4K TVs aren’t as finicky with their assist — nevertheless it’s one thing to keep watch over.
One different factor to pay attention to, as Dan Moren pointed out on Twitter, is that that is the primary Apple TV field with Thread built-in. Thread is a low energy mesh networking expertise for dwelling automation units with backing from various huge identify firms, and so they plan to make use of it to assist Project CHIP (Connected Home over IP) which is an interoperability customary for sensible properties.
Thread assist is proscribed to a couple units up to now, nevertheless it might make this field much more helpful as a hub to your future sensible dwelling. The HomePod mini additionally consists of Thread expertise, nonetheless the now-discontinued unique HomePod didn’t, which can be part of the rationale why it acquired the axe and will function in upcoming units.
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