The regular Apple TV is almost two years old. So it should not come as a surprise to hear that Apple has been toiling on a new device for quite a while. Later this weekend, a future build of iOS 11 for the next iPhone iteration was oozed and carries a ton of information about unreleased products, on top of all, there was the next Apple TV.
Before this leak, one more leak hit the airwaves, about the HomePod firmware, already signaled that Apple’s efforts for the next Apple TV with 4K video support were underway. The upcoming device may also have support for several high-dynamic range standards; like Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log-Gamma, and HDR10. The biggest tech giant could launch 4K videos on the iTunes Store as well as in the Netflix app.
And now, Steve Troughton-Smith found some of the technical specs of the next Apple TV. As per his discovery, the media player will experience a significant performance accretion with a ton of computing power and RAM:
AppleTV6,2, or ‘Apple TV 4K’ as it’s officially called, has a three-core A10 Fusion CPU and 3GB RAM
— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) September 11, 2017
Apple first dispatched the A10 with the iPhone 7 last year. The A10X is a better version of this chip,that Apple optimized for the most current iPad Pro. It’s an incredibly agile system-on-a-chip. It’s seldom even swifter than a MacBook.
Moreover, the current Apple TV tends to sport an A8 system-on-a-chip, the one that was incurred for the iPhone 6. Presumably, it’s somewhat difficult to apprehend Apple’s growth when it comes to silicon. As stated in Geekbench, on comparing both the A10X and the A8, the A10X is 1.7 times faster for single-core tasks, 2.8 times faster for multi-core tasks and 5.7 times faster for Metal-focused, GPU-intensive tasks. It’s a massive refinement overall.
Particularly, this update is something that’s going to seem fabulous; when you are streaming 4K videos. Also, skipping forward and backward would feel snappy. And on top of that, there is no chance of video buffering; even in case of playing 4K videos with 60 frames per second (the upcoming iPhones should enable you to shoot 4K videos with 60 FPS).
Except for faster system-on-a-chip, the company could also incorporate 3GB of RAM rather than 2GB. This is how it will help you cache a great chunk of the movie; or TV program you’re currently streaming.
Apple announced the next Apple TV today during its anniversary September press conference; followed by the launch of most awaited iPhone 8. The company could also utilize this occasion; to exhibit a handful of latest video games, rolling out on the next Apple TV; as it’s quite a proficient device now.