In a new report from Bloomberg, we’re getting our first idea of some of the new software features of the upcoming 4K Apple TV that will be unveiled next month.
Here’s more from the report:
The updated box, to be revealed alongside new iPhone and Apple Watch models at an event in September, will run a faster processor capable of streaming the higher-resolution 4K content, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans aren’t yet public. The 4K designation is a quality standard that showcases content at twice the resolution of 1080P high-definition video, meaning the clarity is often better for the viewer. Apple is also testing an updated version of its TV app, which first launched in 2016, that can aggregate programming from apps that already offer live streaming.
Along with a 4K-enabled streaming device, Apple has also apparently been preparing UHD content for iTunes.
The current iPad Pro models are capable of showing HDR content, but not at the 4K resolution.
You’ll need a 4K capable TV to take advantage of the UHD resolution.