Apple TV is about to go 4K@60...another argument for fiber
Apple TV's forthcoming support of 18G 4K@60 HDMI and high dynamic video was recently leaked thanks to support code in its Homepod speaker.
OS developer Guilherme Rambo tweeted that he’d spotted lines of code within the iOS system powering the Homepod that refer to an Apple TV capable of supporting both 4K resolution and HDR.
This is great news for those looking for another excuse to integrate fiber optics into their installation. Yes, copper can support 18G signal distribution with compression; however, true videophiles are turning to fiber optics due to the immense bandwidth of glass.
Granted, Apple TVs are normally located at the display; however, there are plenty of installations where the video sources and media players must be out of sight or centrally located and that's where fiber shines.
We've already seen fiber sales in the AV market explode this year, and it doesn't look like a slowdown is anywhere in sight.