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- Apple announced a new Apple TV 4K during its Spring Loaded event
- The fifth-generation Apple TV starts at $179 and will be available for preorder on April 30.
- Apple also announced a new iMac and a new accessory called AirTags.
Apple just announced a new version of Apple TV 4K, the company's signature set-top streaming box. The new Apple TV will start $179, the same price as the current model, and will be available for preorder on April 30.
Apple TV 4K will begin replacing the current model in stores in the second half of May. Apple introduced the new product during its Spring Loaded event on April 20, alongside a new iMac and new accessory called AirTag.
Apple last updated the Apple TV in 2017, and the new model will still be capable of 4K playback in Dolby Vision and HDR10 for enhanced colors and contrast. Apple TV's new A12 bionic processor will support high frame rate content and improve overall performance for the same price as the 2017 Apple TV 4K.
The new Siri remote for Apple TV is cased with 100% recycled aluminum and features a touch-enabled directional pad and jog wheel for easy control. The Siri voice control button is now on the right side, in a similar position to the iPhone. A new color balance feature will let you use your iPhone's sensors to calibrate Apple TV's display settings to best match your TV and room lighting.
In addition to the new 4K model, the Apple TV HD will also be available with the new Siri remote. The Apple TV HD costs $149, the same price as the current model. The new Siri remote will be sold separately for $59 and works with older versions of Apple TV too.