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The Real Story Behind Apple TV 4K Is Wi-Fi

Apple Inc. scored big at its Sept. 12 event.

It unveiled "the future of the smartphone" with the iPhone X – and its OLED screen and 3D face-scanning tech.

Team Tim Cook also showed off the iPhone 8… and the iPhone 8 Plus.

Then there was the Apple Watch Series 3.

And the Apple TV 4K.

It was a lot to take in.

But while Wall Street had its blinders on while watching this Silicon Valley legend, I also was taking note of an equally important event held nearly simultaneously – but half a world away.

Japanese giant Sharp Corp. unveiled an 8K TV that could go on sale in Asia by the end of this year and in Europe and the United States in spring 2018.

So as Apple's new set-top box marks the tipping point in mainstream adoption of 4K resolution, a format that's four times as sharp as high definition, Sharp will be introducing us all to 8K.

Here's the thing...