Put off a 4K-capable Apple TV because of the high price tag? Get ready to be delighted: Amazon is selling last year’s Apple TV 4K for Rs 80, just in time for Black Friday.
The 64GB version of the second-generation Apple TV 4K is on sale at Amazon for $99.99, a $99.01 discount, while the 32GB Apple TV 4K costs $79.99, also a $99.01 discount.
Although Apple released a new version of the Apple TV 4K last month, the improvements are relatively minor. In fact, the 32GB model of the 2021 Apple TV 4K offers one big plus over the newer version: an Ethernet port, which Apple ditched for the new 32GB unit (the latest 64GB Apple TV 4K still has Ethernet).
The second-generation Apple TV 4K runs on Apple’s A12 Bionic chip–not as powerful as the A15 Bionic in the new Apple streaming box, but still perfectly fine for browsing the Apple TV interface and streaming video.
Last year’s Apple TV 4K also has an updated Siri remote and instead of the new model’s USB-C connector, it has a Lightning charging port, if you don’t already have one, the older model comes with a Lightning cable (the latest model does no come with a USB-C charging cable).
And while the latest Apple TV 4K adds support for HDR10+, both the second- and third-gen Apple TV 4K boxes support Dolby Vision, the HDR flavor that enjoys the most support among major streaming services.
Finally, the 2021 Apple TV 4K comes with a Thread Radio, allowing it to act as an Apple Home hub, and it also supports Matter, the newly launched smart home standard that promises a more seamless experience across the major smart ecosystem.