If you are a television enthusiast and value the image and sound quality of the content you watch, then you’ve probably heard of the terms Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
In short, both technologies developed by the American audiovisual giant carry much more information than other similar products (such as HDR or the HDR10). Specifically, Dolby Vision can support up to 10,000 nits and up to 12 bits – more than 1,000 bits or the 10 bits HDR10, for example.
Meanwhile, Dolby Atmos is about the depth and immersion of a piece of content. As such, it uses even more audio channels than a traditional sound system to convey a “three-dimensional sound sensation”.
The technologies are not so new, but recently they started to be implemented in mobile devices (such as those of Samsung, OPPO and OnePlus) and adopted by even more platforms. streaming (such as Netflix), also including Apple TV + and the new ones iPhones.
This means that subscribers to Apple’s thriving video service (which will launch on November 1) will be able to access Apple’s original content in 4K HDR and Dolby Vision, while most titles also offer Dolby Atmos quality sound. .
The owners of the iPhones XR, XS, XS Max and the recently launched 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max have, in addition to Dolby Vision support, Dolby Atmos technology, which contributes to a “louder and clearer sound , without distortion of the speakers or crackling in the softest sounds, and loudest / loudest sounds without explosion ”.
More specifically, the following gadgets support Dolby Vision:
- iPhones 8/8 Plus and later;
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation);
- 11-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation);
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation);
- 10.5-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation);
- Apple TV 4K;
- iMac Pro (2017);
- All Macs launched from 2018 (Mac mini, Mac Pro, iMac Retina 5K, iMac Retina 4K, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air).
Devices with Dolby Atmos support are as follows:
- iPhones 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max;
- iPhones XR, XS and XS Max;
- 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation);
- Apple TV 4K;
- MacBook Pro (2018 and later) and MacBook Air (2018 and later).
It is worth remembering that in order to support Dolby protocols, it will be necessary to update your Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV to newer operating systems (macOS 10.15 Catalina, iOS 13, iPadOS 13 and tvOS 13).
In addition, if you own one of the aforementioned devices and have purchased HD movies that are now available in Dolby Vision or Dolby Atmos, Apple says they will be optimized automatically; already purchased content of common quality (standard definition, or SD) cannot be played in high quality versions.