Monday, April 6, 2015

"The time has not come yet": Apple TV the fourth generation will not support 4K-video

The next generation of Apple TV set-top box will not support video resolution 4K. It is reported BuzzFeed citing "reliable source in the company". Apple has decided that the market is represented by a small number of long high definition TV. In addition, few content providers switched to 4K-format.

"4K - a good thing, but it is still in its infancy" - quotes the source of one of the employees of Apple. Strimingovyh popular Netflix service works with ultra-high resolution video, but his support while severely limited. In this case, subscription broadcast 4K-video is quite expensive and requires four times the bandwidth of the Internet channel than 1080p. In Cupertino believe that "the time has not come yet 4K".
According to online sources, Apple plans to unveil an updated set-top box in the second quarter of this year. Apple TV 4G receive A8 processor with 64-bit architecture, which is already used in the iPhone and the iPhone 6 6 Plus, improved software platform, which provides support for App Store, a voice assistant Siri and remote control devices for "smart" home. Another change will affect the size of the internal flash memory from a new generation of set-top boxes it will be increased.
Recall that the current Apple TV 3G is based on a single-core processor Apple A5. The gadget is endowed with 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of flash memory, adapters, Wi-Fi (802.11b / g / n), 10/100 Ethernet and Bluetooth 4.0. Price of the device in the US is $ 69.99.
The official presentation of the new generation Apple TV is expected in June at a conference for developers WWDC 2015.