HDMI 2.1 and 120 Hz for the future Apple TV?

Apple is not done with its TV box. Code analysis of the next version of tvOS (14.5) by 9to5Mac revealed the existence of several mentions “120 HZ” and “supports120 Hz”. These are contained in Pineboard, the code name for the Apple TV interface control system. In all likelihood, the next Apple TV will therefore be able to display 4K content at 120 Hz and will therefore have an HDMI 2.1 output.

Like the iPad Pro … and the PS5

Obviously, this new functionality will not be able to be deployed on the previous models of the box which only have a conventional HDMI 2.0 port and which are, therefore, limited to 60 Hz. But in concrete terms, what is the interest of this novelty for Apple TV? By improving its refresh rate, as it already does for the iPad Pro, Cupertino will have a smoother image on the Apple TV, of course. But the real interest is undoubtedly to be found in video games. By providing its box with the same display capabilities as the PS5 or the Xbox Series X, Apple indicates that it intends to play spoilers in this field, although tvOS is limited for the moment to a catalog of mobile games. less ambitious than that of consoles.

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The new version of Apple TV should see the light of day by the end of the year. Previous rumors report the presence of a more powerful processor, a priori the Apple A14 Bionic, the iPhone 12, as well as a reworked remote control.


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