Apple reportedly kills off the Apple TV HD. With that being said, it now means that the old $149 streaming box is now being retired and it is set to be replaced by a new apple TV 4K that will cost $129.
Apple Reportedly Kills Off the Apple TV HD
The Apple TV HD truly had a long life. But however, after being around for a whopping seven years, the company is now ready to put it to bed. On Tuesday, the development was revealed when apples online store no longer listed the Apple TV HD as being available for sale. That being said, the only streaming device that is available at the moment at Apple’s website is the new Apple TV 4K.
The Device Was Last Updated In 2015
The device lastly was given specs update back in 2015 and was still sold at $149 in late 2022 and thus discounted as low as a still expensive $79, despite the fact that it is not capable of streaming content in 4K. Apple last year gave the device a slight upgrade to include its new Siri remote, but however, still kept the high price and an aging A8 processor the same which is similar to the one that is found in the iPhone 6 that was released back in 2014.
In our most recent review of the Apple TV HD last year, the device did a fine job at opening and playing all the major streaming apps, but it did so at a significantly cheaper Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or Google Chromecast. Asking the Apple TV HD to do anything more or additional, such as playing an Apple Arcade game, you quickly saw just how limited the box was.
Why You Should Probably Ditch the Apple TV HD for the Apple TV 4K
And with the much more powerful Apple TV 4K at the time running an updated A12 processor and just $30 more, it raised the question of why anyone would even want the Apple TV HD anymore. And if you are cool with spending more than $100 on a streaming device, that delta probably doesn’t matter when the experience on the 4K version is so much better.
It took some time but apple however seems to have finally gotten the message by lowering the price of the new Apple TV 4K and then killing off its HD sibling.