New Apple TV is Thinner and Weighs 50% Less With Fanless Design

The new Apple TV 4K with the A15 Bionic chip introduced today features a fanless design, resulting in the device being over 10% thinner and weighing around 50% less than the previous-generation Apple TV 4K.

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Apple's tech specs indicate the new Apple TV 4K is 1.2 inches tall, compared to 1.4 inches for the previous model. The new Apple TV weighs between 208 and 214 grams depending on whether you purchase the Wi-Fi-only model or the Ethernet model, whereas the previous model is significantly heavier at 425 grams.

"The efficiency gains of A15 Bionic eliminate the need for an internal fan, resulting in a more compact design and contributing to a 25 percent reduction in carbon footprint over the previous generation," said Apple, in a press release announcing the device. The previous Apple TV 4K is equipped with a metal fan for active cooling purposes.

The new Apple TV 4K is available to order beginning today and launches Friday, November 4 in the U.S. and more than 30 other countries, with starting pricing lowered to $129. Key new features include the A15 Bionic chip, HDR10+ support, up to 128GB of storage, and an updated Siri Remote with a USB-C port for charging.

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Top Rated Comments

alexandr Avatar
18 months ago
Thank god, I'm so tired of my current Apple TV being so damn heavy!
Score: 185 Votes (Like | Disagree)
turbineseaplane Avatar
18 months ago
Weighing less is actually a downgrade in a stationary device that has cables coming out of it (which can pull on it).
Score: 51 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Eldaerenth Faexidor Avatar
18 months ago
I’m glad that the new ATV is thinner and lighter, it’s such a hassle to carry the old one in my jeans pocket.
Score: 49 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BSoares Avatar
18 months ago
Never noticed my Apple TVs had fans. I guess they must be super quiet or never run.
Score: 44 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fakestrawberryflavor Avatar
18 months ago
Had no idea the previous ones had fans at all. Seems like it could have used just a big heat sink and passively cooled them, seeing is they are just iPhone chips which are also passively cooled..
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Wildkraut Avatar
18 months ago
50% less weight is a very important feature for a device that is 100% of its lifetime sitting on a sideboard, totally worth to mention it prominently on the headline.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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