Apple TV HD (4th Generation) is a digital media player that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2015 to 2022 as part of the Apple TV series. The TV box has been introduced on September 9, 2015, and its price started at $149.
Apple TV is a device that can receive digital data for visual and audio content such as music, video, video games, or the screen display of certain other devices, and play it on a connected television set or other video display.
The Fourth Generation of Apple TV features a Dual-Core 1.4 GHz Apple A8 processor with Quad-Core graphics, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB or 64 GB of flash storage, a new Siri Remote, and Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 support. New Apple TV introduced as well support for 1080p video quality, and a new user interface based on a brand new operating system tvOS 9.
On April 20, 2021, Apple announced the new Apple TV 4K 2021 with an all-new Siri Remote. From April 30, 2021, Apple TV HD will be available to order with a new Siri Remote for the same price of $149.
This Apple TV box has been discontinued entirely on October 18, 2022, and replaced by the Apple TV 4K 2022.
Today Apple TV HD is 7 years old!
Apple TV HD Release Date and Original Price
|Introduced||September 9, 2015|
|Released||October 30, 2015 (Siri Remote 1st Generation)|
May 21, 2021 (Siri Remote 2nd Generation)
|Discontinued||September 12, 2017 (64 GB)|
October 18, 2022 (Entirely)
|Order Number||MGY52LL/A (32 GB)|
MLNC2LL/A (64 GB)
|Original Price||$149 (32 GB)|
$199 (64 GB)
|Dimensions||1.4” H x 3.9” W x 3.9″ D|
3.55 cm H x 9.9 cm W x 9.9 cm D
|Processor Speed||1.4 GHz|
|Number of Cores||2|
|Memory||2 GB LPDDR3|
|Graphics Card||PowerVR 6XT GX6450|
|Number of Cores||4|
|Ethernet||1 – 10/100BASE-T|
|Wi-Fi||802.11ac with MIMO|
|Infrared||1 – For Apple Remote only|
|USB||1 – USB-C (Service & Diagnostic only)|
|TV Capability||Compatible with high-definition TVs with HDMI|
|Audio / Video||1 – HDMI 1.4|
|Audio Formats||HE-AAC (V1)|
AAC (16 to 320 Kbps)
protected AAC (from iTunes Store)
MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps)
Audible (formats 2, 3 and 4)
Dolby Digital 5.1
Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
|Video Formats||H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High or Main Profile level 4.2 or lower. H.264 Baseline Profile level 3.0 or lower with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats. MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats|
|Audio Output||Dolby Digital 5.1|
Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
|Original OS||tvOS 9|
|Maximum OS||The latest release of tvOS|
|Power||11 W Power Supply|
Apple Support – Apple TV HD: Technical Specifications