I was 98% sure A8 and A8X would get hardware 8-bit HEVC decoding up to 1080p, but I guess was wrong.
Since Apple TV 4th gen is A8, I’m guessing this means we will get a 4K HDR Apple TV in 2018 built around an A11 SoC (which comes out in the fall of 2017).
The new iMacs, MacBooks, and MacBook Pros are all Kaby Lake, and all support HDCP 2.2 (including the MacBooks). Furthermore, the iMacs and MacBook Pros are HDR. And the iMacs have 4K or 5K screens, while the remaining Macs (excluding the now dead MacBook Air) have greater than 2K screens. My iPhone 7 Plus is also HDR.
Firecore has its work cut out for it with iOS 11 and macOS 10.13 High Sierra!
P.S. Speaking of extra work… Is there going to be an auto HDR to SDR conversion setting in Infuse eventually? I don’t think this should necessarily be a priority, but I was just curious.