What’s the biggest new feature on the refreshed Apple TV 4K? It’s the all-new Siri Remote, no doubt. The previous touchpad-centric version has been widely reviled for its finicky inputs, but no more: the new version has a proper five-way clickpad. There’s still touch controls here, but now you’re less likely to pick it up and not know where to place your thumb.
Other perks are more iterative in nature, but should be appreciated. The A12 Bionic-equipped upgrade adds support for high frame-rate HDR content, for example, and has an automatic feature for adjusting your colour balance by using an iPhone. Handy!
It’ll also play the 60fps Dolby Vision videos shot on an iPhone 12 Pro. It’ll sell for £169 and go on sale on 30 April, with the same kind of late May shipping target as the other new releases. And mercifully, you can buy the new Siri Remote separately and use it with the older 4K and HD Apple TV models.