4K Apple TV Native Resolution and Streaming Requirements Revealed

The iOS 11 GM leak continues to yield details about upcoming Apple products. On Saturday, a discovery revealed 4K streaming requirements and resolution standards for an unreleased Apple TV model.

According to code points uncovered in Apple’s iOS 11 GM by developer Steven Troughton-Smith, who subsequently published the information to Twitter, users will need a stable 15Mbps connection to stream 4K content on the next-generation Apple TV.


Discovered in a code string for what appears to be automated hardware troubleshooting responses is the header “NetworkNo4KForYouSubtitle,” which triggers the text, “Your Internet connection speed might have dropped below 15Mpbs, or there could be a problem with your home network.”

Troughton-Smith also found evidence of display resolutions and color options. Specifically, the fifth-generation Apple TV will output in 2160p UHD and support both Dolby Vision and HDR10 formats.

Apple is rumored to unveil next-gen Apple TV hardware at its special media event on Tuesday, though not much is known about the device beyond what little information was revealed in the recent software leaks.

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