HomePod Firmware Possibly Reveals Apple Watch With LTE and 4K Apple TV With HDR10 and Dolby Vision


iOS developer Guilherme Rambo‏ has discovered a reference to a 4K HDR display mode in the HomePod’s firmware, lending credence to rumors that Apple is testing a fifth-generation Apple TV capable of streaming 4K resolution video.

HomePod doesn’t have a display, and iOS devices lack the resolution for native 4K playback, so the discovery likely pertains to the Apple TV.

Rambo also discovered strings kCADisplayModeDolby and kCADisplayModeHDR10, suggesting that a…
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4K TV HDR Gets Even More Complicated With HDR10+ From Amazon and Samsung

Stephan Jukic – April 21, 2017

Working together to make high dynamic range content and display even more interesting (and complicated) than it already might seem to be to some people, electronics manufacturing giant Samsung and Amazon.com have unveiled HDR10+, their improvement of the existing HDR10 open standard for high dynamic range video.

The development of the new HDR10+ standard is designed to make it more on par with the arguably superior settings for color, contrast and brightness found in the rival, proprietary Dolby Vision HDR format. For this reason, it makes sense that these two companies in particular teamed up for HDR10+’s development. Am…