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tvOS code hints at HDR support in new Apple TV

The developer who spotted leaked 4K and HDR code within the firmware of Apple’s HomePod speaker earlier this month has found assets which suggest that the next Apple TV will support HDR.

PeixelUrbano iOS developer Guilherme Rambo discovered HDR assets buried within code for an Apple TV J105A model, and tweeted his findings (see below).

The previously leaked code suggests Apple won’t be going in half-heartedly with HDR compatibility either, with support for HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG (although not Samsung’s HDR10+ format) on the cards.

However, there is still no official announcement, so we'll bring you any further developments as we have them.


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Becky is Hi-Fi and Audio editor of What Hi-Fi?, and has been part of the team for almost eight years, with her current position preceded by roles as a staff writer and news editor. During that time she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching horror movies and hunting for gluten-free cake.