The September 9th event was a huge one for Apple. The company released two new iPhone models, several new iPad models (including the iPad Pro), as well as the highly anticipated 4th-generation Apple TV.
The Apple TV, which was finally released after several delays, is quite the improvement upon its predecessor. Featuring an A8 processor, the device runs a brand new, iOS 9-based operating system called tvOS. The OS includes its own dedicated app store, complete with support for third-party games and apps.
Most of us won’t have a chance to get a good, up-close look at the device until it ships in October. However, host of the Gear Live Youtube channel Andru Edwards recently got a hold of a brand new Apple TV and posted a video of the unboxing. The video shows the packaging and contents of the box.
The Apple TV itself, although a bit thicker, looks very much like the third-generating model. The back features an input for the A/C cable, an HDMI port, an Ethernet port, and a USB-C connector. We also get a good look at the Siri remote. The remote is actually metal (as the video points out, many speculated that it was made of plastic after watching the Apple event), with menu, home, Siri, play/pause, and volume up/down buttons. The remote also features a glass touchpad at the top, microphone for Siri input, and a lightning port for charging on the bottom.
The new Apple TV will ship to users in October. It will be available for $149.99 for a 32GB model, and $199.99 for a 64GB model.