Earlier today Apple introduced a new Apple TV 4K box (and a redesigned Siri remote that should be easier to use), and a close look at the spec sheet reveals a few more details about what it can do.
Confirming earlier rumors, this box has an HDMI 2.1 video output, however as 9to5Mac notes, despite code leaks that mention support for a 120Hz mode, at launch the device’s “high frame rate HDR” will top out at 60 FPS. That could change with the next version of tvOS — or once 4K TVs aren’t as finicky with their support — but it’s something to keep an eye on.
One other thing to be aware of, as Dan Moren pointed out on Twitter
Thread support is limited to a few devices so far, but it could make this box a lot more useful as a hub for your future smart home. The HomePod mini also includes Thread technology, however the now-discontinued original HomePod did not, which may be a part of the reason why it got the axe and could feature in upcoming devices.
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