Apple has announced two versions of an updated Apple TV 4K with A15 processor, with varying networking and storage options.
The Apple TV 4K got a slight spec bump and price change on Tuesday. The two versions differ by port availability and internal storage.
The base storage has increased from 32GB to 64GB. This model is missing an Ethernet port, but has the A15 Bionic and other features included with tvOS. This lower-end model starts at $129.
The more premium model has 128GB of storage, Gigabit Ethernet, and Thread networking. Matter support is also tied to this model, so users who need a home hub for Matter accessories need to get this $149 option.
"Apple TV 4K is the ultimate way for Apple users to enjoy their favorite entertainment on the biggest screen in the home, and now it is more powerful than ever," said Bob Borchers, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "The new Apple TV 4K is unlike anything else out there, given its seamless connection to other Apple devices, ease of use, and access to amazing Apple content. It offers something for everyone in the family to love."
Apple claims the A15 Bionic will provide up to 50% more CPU performance and 30% GPU performance over the previous Apple TV 4K model. It supports HDR10+ and Dolby Vision.
Both models go on sale on November 4. The lower-priced model without Thread and Ethernet starts at $129.