The $149 Apple TV HD is no more. Apple has discontinued its legacy streamer offerings as the third-generation $149 AppleTV offers more features for $20 less.
- What’s happening? The $149 Apple TV HD has disappeared from Apple’s online store following the introduction of the third-generation Apple TV 4K which brings refreshed hardware at a reduced price of $129, down from $179.
- Why care? Because the Apple TV HD has run its course. It was underpowered, didn’t output a 4K signal and shipped with Apple’s old and hated remote.
- What to do? If you have an old Apple TV HD lying around somewhere, now could be the perfect time to sell it.
Apple discontinues its legacy Apple TV HD box ($149 AppleTV)
MacRumors isn’t sure if the company has temporarily stopped selling the Apple TV HD through its online store. If so, this is a remarkable coincidence.
You announce a new box one day, and the next day the old one is simply gone from the lineup. Makes perfect sense if you ask us. It was unclear at the time of publication whether the Apple TV HD might still be available at Apple’s retail stores or through authorized resellers.
Speculating, it seems that Apple TVHD is indeed gone from the lineup.
Released in 2015, the Apple TV HD is actually a fourth-generation model that was renamed “Apple TV HD” when the first Apple TV 4K returned in 2017.
The “HD” and “4K” suffixes in the Apple TV name were a bit confusing because the video resolution hardly differs between these devices.
In addition to supporting 4K.capable television sets. The Apple TV 4K runs a much more capable Apple Silicon that makes it much faster than the Apple TV HD, which was stuck with the A8. Apple’s chip from the iPhone 6. Away from.
It does not make sense for Apple to continue offering $149 Apple TV that’s older and far less powerful than the Apple TV 4K. Which was only $30 extra.
Apple TV HD also won’t be able to play HDR10 and Dolby Vision content and lacks Gigabit Ethernet to ensure smooth streaming. It also did not support the latest Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5 and Threaded networking technologies.
And yet, Apple TV HD is here to stay until 2022.
The $129 Apple TV 4K is now the new entry-level model ($149 AppleTV)
The latest Apple TV 4K is offered in two versions.
The entry-level model costs $129 and is equipped with 64 gigabytes of storage, but lacks Ethernet connectivity. To enjoy smooth streaming. the pricier $149 version offers Wi-Fi and Ethernet support. As well as 128 gigabytes of storage and support for efficient meter networking protocols.
The third-generation Apple TV is available to order online from the Apple Store. The first shipment should arrive by Friday, November 4, when the device hits stores.