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References to 4K HDR Apple TV Found in HomePod Firmware?

References to 4K HDR Apple TV Found in HomePod Firmware?

Posted August 6, 2017 at 1:11am by iClarified
References to a 4K HDR Apple TV have reportedly been found in firmware for the upcoming HomePod.

A software update for the smart speaker, believed to be for internal use, was mistakenly seeded to the public last month. It's provided a slew of interesting tidbits including confirmation of the iPhone 8's design.

Developer Guilherme Rambo spotted multiple 4K HDR references in the firmware including a kCoreThemeDynamicDisplayMode4kHDR reference.

"4K HDR Apple TV? CONFIRMED!", tweets Rambo.

Notably, it appears as the though the new device will support both Dolby Vision and HDR 10.

References to 4K HDR Apple TV Found in HomePod Firmware?

The discovery corroborates another earlier 'leak' from Apple which saw iTunes Movies being marked as 4K HDR in the purchase history of some users. While we don't know when Apple plans to unveil the new device, a release before the holiday shopping season would make sense.

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References to 4K HDR Apple TV Found in HomePod Firmware?
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SayingWhatEveryonesThinking - August 6, 2017 at 4:12pm
This article implies Apple will be releasing a new TV. What the information actually shows is that the new Apple TV will support 4K HDR. Not the same thing as releasing a new display; just supporting a new video spec.
curtixman - August 6, 2017 at 6:22am
Apple TV will continue to be a second, third, fourth rate set top TV box until Apple gets over themselves and allows Kodi into the App Store. As soon as that happens, every home will have one.
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