The new Apple TV 4K comes with HDMI 2.1, wireless technology

Earlier today, Apple unveiled a new Apple TV 4K box (and a redesigned Siri remote that would be easier to use), and a closer look at the specs page reveals a few more details on what it can do.

This box confirmed earlier rumors and has an HDMI 2.1 video output, but as 9to5Mac notes, despite code leaks calling support for a 120Hz mode, the device’s “high frame rate HDR” will start at 60 FPS. That may change with the next version of tvOS – or once 4K TVs aren’t as fine with their support – but this is something to keep an eye on.

One more thing to be aware of, as Dan Moren pointed out on Twitter, is that it is the first Apple TV box with built-in wire. Thread is a low-power networking technology for home automation devices backed by a number of big-name companies, and they plan to use it to support Project CHIP (Connected Home via IP), which is an interoperability standard for smart homes.

Wire support has so far been limited to a few devices, but it can make this subject much more useful as a hub for your future smart home. The HomePod mini also features wire technology, but the original HomePod that has now been discontinued was not, which may have been part of the reason it got the ax and may appear in future devices.

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