Apple TV Price:
The latest new Apple TV is down here and it is now available to buy in all Apple Stores.
Here’s the final pricing: $149 and $199 pricing for the 32GB and 64GB versions in the US
respectively, £129 and £169 in the UK, while in Australia the cost is AU$269 and AU$349 for the different versions.
To pre-order now visit apple.com/uk/shop/buy-tv/apple-tv.
What’s on Apple TV New:
The new Apple TV is not perfect. It costs more than comparable devices — always my main gripe about Apple products. It lets you play plenty of games, but titles and other things designed for phones and tablets aren’t necessarily as appealing on a big screen, and most work best with a third-party game controller. And it hear me that the Apple TV remote is so good, I’d have to keep it around in addition to my system-mastering Harmony rather than consigning it to a drawer like my other clickers.
Design and Features:
- The box itself is the same size (10cm by 10cm), the current model at 33mm.
- there are most of color are Silver, Space Grey and Gold models, there’s just a black version.
- The new Apple TV is a 64-bit A8 chip.
- storage has been increased from the
8GB in the 3rd-gen model to 32- or 64GB to make room for the apps that’ll be available from the dedicated App Store.
- On the back is a two-pin power connector as usual, an HDMI 1.4 output.
- A 10/100 Ethernet port if you don’t want to use 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and a USB type-C port for “service and support”.
- Right now, it’s 4K capable, but not 4K enabled. The lack of
official 4K support will be enough to put some off ordering one.
New Features on Gaming:
Games and miscellaneous apps are neat, but most of the hours on the new Apple TV will be logged watching TV. And with the glaring exception of Amazon, the Apple TV is as good as any TV-based streamer for video app access.
Yes, you can use AirPlay from your iPad, iPhone or computer to watch Amazon or use other unsupported apps like Sling TV, Pandora and Spotify, but I’d much rather have a “native” app for those services.
Among vehicles for streaming video, the Apple TV is easily the most luxurious you can buy today. It delivers Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Showtime and the rest with more refinement than any of its direct competitors. Its speed and fluidity, its slick remote and its superb voice (er, Siri) search and command are enough to make it a no-brainer upgrade from the old Apple TV for plenty of buyers, especially those with large collections of TV shows, movies and music on iTunes, not to mention games.
For the rest of us, it’s a tough call whether it’s worth the money to buy now. Roku offers a
better value today with its cheaper hardware, price-centric search and direct access to Amazon. The Amazon Fire TV has plenty of games, and the Nvidia Shield is arguably an even more powerful
gaming device with appeal to techy types. But none of those devices is as sleek and satisfying as
the new Apple TV, and none has the upside and potential of Apple’s development community.