Third-Generation Apple TV 4K Now Arriving to Customers in New Zealand and Australia

It is Friday, November 4 in New Zealand and Australia, which means it is the official launch day of the new third-generation Apple TV 4K. Customers in Australia and New Zealand are always the first to get their hands on new devices due to time zone differences.

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Customers who ordered an ‌Apple TV‌ 4K back on October 18 are starting to receive their deliveries. There are no Apple Stores in New Zealand, so customers in Australia will be the first to be able to buy one of the new ‌Apple TV‌ 4K models at an Apple retail location.

We are expecting most stores worldwide to have the ‌Apple TV‌ 4K readily available for walk-in purchase, as the ‌Apple TV‌ is not typically a device that sees high demand.

The ‌Apple TV‌ 4K is equipped with a much faster A15 Bionic chip that offers 50 percent faster CPU performance and 30 percent faster GPU performance compared to the A12 chip in the prior-generation model. It also includes 4GB RAM, up from 3GB, and there are 64 and 128GB variants available.

Along with HDR10 and Dolby Vision, the new ‌Apple TV‌ 4K supports HDR10+ on televisions that offer the feature, plus it has a thinner and lighter design than the prior version. It also comes with a new Siri Remote equipped with a USB-C port.

Pricing on the ‌Apple TV‌ 4K starts at $129 for the 64GB version, and goes up to $149 for the model with 128GB of storage, a built-in Ethernet port, and Thread support for connected home devices. The new ‌Apple TV‌ 4K is more affordable than prior-generation models that started at $179.

Following New Zealand and Australia, sales of the ‌‌Apple TV‌ 4K will begin in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and finally, North America. The ‌Apple TV‌ 4K is expected to be Apple's final product launch of 2022, and there are no more devices on the horizon for the year. We are expecting to see new Macs sometime early in 2023.

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Top Rated Comments

exoticSpice Avatar
19 months ago
The Apple TV was the best product for me this year and that's saying a lot.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ProfessionalFan Avatar
19 months ago

You mean the same as 2015? ?
2021 was an improvement over the previous 4K model, smoother experience.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
19 months ago

It is Friday, November 4 in New Zealand and Australia, which means it is the official launch day of the new third-generation Apple TV 4K. Customers in Australia and New Zealand are always the first to get their hands on new devices due to time zone differences.
I still think we will discover some hidden capabilities once we see a few tvOS updates. VP9 on gen 2 4K wasn't known immediately. Obviously the greatly increased storage along with the A15 being metal3 compliant is one such gem. See this pdf. (it doesn't mention tvOS, but Apple Arcade games could be using that)

https://developer.apple.com/metal/Metal-Feature-Set-Tables.pdf
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pesos Avatar
19 months ago
Streaming has improved quite a bit but there's no comparison to a well-mastered UHD lol - it's a far better experience both audio and video. That being said, dealing with discs is an unnecessary annoyance - hello MakeMKV.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zapmymac Avatar
19 months ago

Hope everyone is enjoying their new ATVs!

Would be very grateful if someone could please check the audio output capabilities of the Music app? This can be done by going to:

Home Screen --> Settings --> Apps --> (APP SETTINGS) Music --> (AUDIO) Audio Quality

Does "Lossless" show as "ALAC up to 24-bit/48kHz" ?

Or (wishful thinking) 24-bit/96kHz or 24-bit/192kHz ?

Thanks in advance!
I’m running the beta tvOS 6.2 and it’s still maxed out 24/48 ALAC as their definition of lossless, the other option is AAC. And you probably already know, that forces that to any and all receivers.

2021 64GB tv
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GuruZac Avatar
19 months ago

As a 2017 ATV 4K owner, there’s no good reason for me to get this.
My 2022 ATV4K arrives tomorrow and replacing my 2017 ATV4K. I want HDR10+ and faster speeds. Don’t know what the RAM is in the 2017 ATV4K but if I have more than a few apps open it takes forever to load additional content.

Edit: Just saw the 2017/2021 ATV4K both have 3GB of RAM. Maybe it is the A10X beginning to show its age. It’s 5.5 years old now. I’m sure the A15 with 4GB of RAM will be noticeable.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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