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More pixels. More telly. More expensive. It’s the Apple TV 4K

It looks the same as before, but this isn’t the same old black box

From the outside, the new Apple TV looks exactly like the old one, but this is a very different beast. There’s 4K and HDR. And you get the same A10X chip that’s found in the iPad Pro, to drive all those pixels and immersive gaming experiences. But mostly this black box is about telly. The good news: Apple’s issuing 4K movies on iTunes for the same price as HD ones – and upgrading anything you already bought, for free. The ‘we’re not sure yet’ news: the UK’s finally getting the TV app, although it remains to be seen what channels we’ll end up with. And the inevitable sting in the tail: the new Apple TV starts at a cool £179.

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I’m a regular contributor to Stuff magazine and Stuff.tv, covering apps, games, Apple kit, Android, Lego, retro gaming and other interesting oddities. I also pen opinion pieces when the editor lets me, getting all serious about accessibility and predicting when sentient AI smart cookware will take over the world, in a terrifying mix of Bake Off and Terminator.

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