For several months I can’t persuade yourself and decide to be a 4K Apple TV in my life or not to be. I’m sure even Shakespeare would not easily have given this answer. And it’s not just about money, the more spread you will have a very huge amount (10-11 thousand rubles), but will he be able to meet the expectations and become an indispensable gadget household.
World on a string
Since the presentation and release of the fifth-generation Apple TV —technically improved fourth working with 4K it’s only been some 4 months, but the network has already managed to infiltrate the latest gossip about the fate of the device in the future.
It just so happened that a lot of guesses and assumptions about the development of Apple gadgets are derived from information on registered patents, published on the website Patently Apple.
This time happened the same story. Namely, it was the extension number 87801324, which increases the functionality of the console.
Of the details became known that Apple TV is in the grades class 028, which includes categories: «game console», «consoles controllers», «gaming device with video output to TV screen». And let it is unknown why Apple has made this patent addition, we can assume that the set-top box will be partly a console for games.
This thought has prompted the recent shift in the company Norman Wang and James Quick. Wang once worked out of the headquarters of Sony PSP and PS3. Moreover, he was also seen in LucasArts and EA during the development of the sports gaming products. Quick, in turn, has worked at Electronic Arts for over 5 years.
Perhaps Apple has decided to start active development of gaming applications for their own consoles to settle for not only available to third party toys from other publishers. Exclusive content in the field of video games one of the main engines — buy PS4 consoles, not because they are cool (although it is), but because of the huge amount of unique games. Microsoft and Nintendo, of course, there is.
You are quite right to be indignant, saying Apple TV is a games console, and games a plenty, especially because you can perfectly control the ergonomic remote like a Wii U Remote Controller. I do not argue. But let’s not forget — all the currently available games were not developed specifically for this console, and under the entire mobile ecosystem in principle, and exclusive content for Apple TV, respectively, are not. Make the team cook their own, yet, of a secret venture, and the buyers will have a strong incentive to purchase the console. Again, exclusives are always held in high esteem.
So why the Apple TV will become the perfect family gadget?
To begin with. Buying a console, you reward yourself by viewing the content of the box to taste you, without the hype from a prostatitis and denture cream, in the highest quality. I think not me alone all this Pershina, politics and idiotic soap operas sitting in the throat. After tense working days I want to head just to plunge into the ocean of positive emotions from watching a good film. And with a decent 4K TV will make it a piece of cake — top box supports Dolby Vision, though the movies do not go! Promise and soon Dolby Atmos that it would be just a masterpiece — with the surround sound in the presence of charged sound system guaranteed total immersion.
On the other hand, many very useful already proven and loved the system output content on the screen of your TV using AirPlay. It is definitely one of the indispensable on all occasions. Wanted on a family holiday, for example, a little nostalgia and cry with the family for a viewing of old photos or a family video archives. Or, say, going out with friends — everyone will be able to bring the tracks of your favorite face or Krovostok on TV. Each gamer will also be able to boast in front of everyone, in a way, its a useless skill and boosted levels in the mobile toys, which he, of course, very proud of.
Especially important will be the purchase of an Apple TV if you have children. First, you can put your rug rats those movies and cartoons, to which they have grown since the last time the idiot just poured a ton uncontrolled uncensorable stuff. And yet the child is not in control of all this powerful information flow — the task will remain in your hands. In the end, if you do not want to buy or download those or other products, you can always run «Masha and the Bear» in the native YouTube app or any other Apple device on the same AirPlay.
But the console does not yet support YouTube in 4K, as the latter switched to a new standard VP9, which cupertinos rejected. Though, the problem is not called — 4K content on Youtube is not so much.
Second, attilas to the above news, Apple TV will become the child’s first experience of acquaintance with the universe of games and consoles. Not on your tablet, smartphone and computer in close proximity to harmful blue light, and at a decent distance from the TV without hurting my eyes at the same time offering interesting unique content for the right age.
To ride, clear the stump, not only children but also their parents. It would be good games more. Someone of course might resent, they say, the power of the consoles is not enough, but experience Switch and Wii U confirms that high-quality day comes God forbid both. If only it was fresh, unique and quality made.
At a price of 10 thousand rubles for «Yandex.Market» or 13.5 thousand on the official website of the prefix gives a wide range of options. After carefully considering all pros and cons, I, for myself, I came to the conclusion that without it I can not do. But if you can’t decide to buy because of the lack of 4K TV, don’t worry — the excellent picture, sound and features you get on the HD and Full HD TVs.
The only thing I would strongly recommend to do is to buy Apple TV of past generations — not far off the era when 4K will go into the category of mass consumption and will stand almost in every home. And therefore, will be content. Will have to change the prefix. Because, as you know — the avaricious pays twice.