Alongside three new iPhones, and a Series 3 Apple Watch, Apple is widely expected to announce a new, 4K compatible version of its Apple TV during its media event in California tomorrow.
According to a new report from Apple Insider, the new streaming box will be powered by the three-core A10X Fusion CPU – the same chip at the heart of the most recent iPad Pros – as well as 3GB of RAM. According to developer Steve Stroughton-Smith, the details come from a leaked version of the iOS 11 GM release, which makes it fairly trustworthy.
Apple first shipped the A10 with the iPhone 7 last year. The A10X is an updated version of this chip optimized for the most recent iPad Pro, and it’s a surprisingly fast system-on-a-chip.
These new specs are in addition to the other information discovered by Troughton-Smith about the new Apple TV model from over the weekend, which include the device’s native 2160p resolution, support for both HDR10 and Dolby Vision for HDR video, and a minimum requirement of a 15Mbps connection for 4K video streaming.
An exciting tidbit is that the 2017 Apple TV 4K will support two types of high dynamic range visuals: the more generic HDR10 and Dolby Vision, as found on Netflix content. Both formats were listed in the code itself.
All should be revealed tomorrow – IIC will be reporting live all day, so keep your eyes locked on the site for all new iPhone and Apple TV news.