Amidst rumors of Apple launching a new 4K HDR capable Apple TV, developer Steve Troughton-Smith has managed to gather screenshots of the tvOS simulator suggesting that 4K support is on its way.
tvOS runs content in Full HD or 1920 x 1080 by default. The leaked screenshots show the picture being scaled by 2X to 3840 x 2160, which is otherwise known as 4K. The screenshots shared by Smith reveals how the new resolution aligns perfectly with the edges, suggesting that this is the real deal.
Apple recently started listing titles on iTunes with 4K and HDR badges, which is indicative of the changes forthcoming with the rumored Apple TV upgrade. As of now, however, Apple TV owners can only watch media content in 1080p.
Some code found in the HomePod firmware has revealed support for Dolby Vision and HDR10 in future iterations of the Apple TV, giving more credence to this leak. Apple has been rumored to launch a new Apple TV since December 2015, although nothing has materialized as of yet.
But given the fact that we’re coming across more reports of this rumored 4K Apple TV, it’s safe to assume that Apple will have it ready in time for the holiday season later this year. Apple is gearing up for a busy year with the iPhone 8 expected to be revealed next month along with the Siri-powered HomePod speaker later this year.