What you need to know
- The new Apple TV 4K was released today.
- Tim Twerdahl sat down with MobileSyrup for an interview about the new streaming box.
The new Apple TV 4K came out today and, to celebrate its release, Tim Twerdahl, Apple's vice president of product marketing for home and audio, sat down with MobileSyrup to talk about the new product.
When asked why the company redesigned the Apple TV remote (not that anyone is complaining), Twerdahl said that they saw an opportunity to adapt the remote to the new ways that people are using their Apple TV.
One of the main differences between the old and new Apple TV 4K is the inclusion of the A12 Bionic chip. Twerdahl says that, with a 50% performance boost to graphics, the new box is prepared for where developers want to take gaming.
The executive, when asked about why Apple didn't feature Find My in the new Siri Remote, says that its new thickness means it shouldn't disappear into your couch anymore.
You can read the entire interview at MobileSyrup.
Minor, but welcome improvements
There's no doubt that the Apple TV 4K (2021) can produce a better picture than the previous model; however, that will only make a difference if you have a TV that can support it. The A12 Bionic inside will make it faster, making Apple Arcade run more smoothly, and the addition of Wi-Fi 6 is nice if you have a Wi-Fi 6 router.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.