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Apple this week unveiled its new set-top box, the Apple TV 4K in the 3rd generation, presented. But what has changed compared to its predecessor from 2021? A lot if you look closely. And that's why I've listed the key points of comparison between the 4 Apple TV 2022K and the 4 Apple TV 2021K below. There are significant changes to the main unit as well as the Siri remote. Even the packaging has been given a new design.
Comparison of the "Apple TV 4K" versions from 2022 and 2021
In the article linked above on the technical data and further information on the new Apple TV 4K, I already showed you that the set-top box comes with an A15 instead of an A12 chip. According to Apple, this increases efficiency to such an extent that a fan is no longer needed. This hardware difference is also reflected in the weight: a maximum of 214 g instead of 425 g. This also allowed the price to be kept lower. You can find the full comparison in the table below.
|Apple TV 4K, 2022||Apple TV 4K, 2021|
|Size:||93 x 93 x 31 mm||98 x 98 x 35 mm|
|Weight||208 - 214 g||425 g|
|Apple silicon||A15 Bionic Chip||A12 Bionic Chip|
|random access memory||4 GB||3 GB|
|Maximum memory||128 GB||64 GB|
|lettering on the device||||tv|
|Siri Remote||USB-C charging port||Lightning charging port|
|Remote control charging cable||no||ja|
|Packaging (Details)||rectangular base, not sealed in plastic||square base, sealed in plastic|
|Price (Apple.com)||€169 (64 GB, WiFi only) or €189 (128 GB, WiFi + Ethernet)||€199 (32GB) or €219 (64GB), no longer available|
Apple TV as a hub for the smart home
The Ethernet version of the new 4rd generation Apple TV 3K with a connection for a LAN cable can also be used as a smart home hub. Thread devices compatible with HomeKit and/or Matter are compatible. Not only can the devices be accessed via the television, but they are also integrated for access while on the move.
The set-top box from Apple can also be used to display multiple camera images and directly select and control devices that are in the vicinity of a called camera (e.g. the outdoor lighting). The device's internal detection of people, animals, vehicles and parcel deliveries can still be used. All information about the new Apple TV 4K can be found in the Official press release.
The new Apple TV 4K will be available on November 4, 2022
You can currently pre-order the new Apple TV 4K with A15 chip, tvOS 16, 4 GB RAM, up to 128 GB memory for multimedia content, apps and games, as well as with HDR10+ support and Siri remote control including a USB-C connection . The pre-ordered units will then be delivered from November 4, 2022, when the device will also be available in stores, i.e. in Apple Stores, electronics stores, Amazon and so on. are you going to get one? Feel free to leave a comment on the topic :)
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.
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