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 the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10+ years in the hi-fi industry, she has reviewed all manner of audio gear, from budget amplifiers to high-end speakers, and particularly specialises in headphones and head-fi devices. In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.