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The Apple TV is a multimedia device that can display 720p HD movie rentals, TV show purchases, play iTunes music on your home theater speakers, view all your photos in HD on your widescreen TV. It features a 1GHz Intel "Crofton" Pentium M processor, an Nvidia GeForce Go 7300 graphics card with 64MB of VRAM. Available in 40GB or 160GB hard disk sizes.

Description

The next edition of Apple's hobby, the second generation Apple TV was redesigned to be smaller and stream-specific with a myriad of services including Netflix, YouTube, and Vimeo and it can also stream your pictures from your MobileMe account.

Apple's 3rd generation Apple TV improves upon previous models with 1080p playback via an upgrade to the A5 processor and a new streamlined interface.

  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: Mar. 21, 2007
  • Price at launch: $299.00

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: 09/2010
  • Price at launch: $99.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Mar. 16, 2012
  • Price at launch: $99.99
  • Width: 7.7 inches
  • Depth: 7.7 inches
  • Height: 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Color: Silver / White

Hardware

  • Width: 3.9 inches
  • Depth: 3.9 inches
  • Height: 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 0.6 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Width: 3.9 inches
  • Depth: 3.9 inches
  • Height: 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 0.6 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Audio codecs supported: WAV, AAC, MP3, AIFF, Apple Lossless
  • Video codecs supported: MP4, M4V, MOV

Software

  • Audio codecs supported: WAV, AAC, MP3, AIFF, Apple Lossless, Audible
  • Video codecs supported: H.264, MP4, M-JPEG
  • Media streaming: AirPlay, PC, Mac
  • Audio codecs supported: WAV, AAC, MP3, AIFF, Apple Lossless, Audible
  • Video codecs supported: H.264, MP4, M-JPEG
  • Media streaming: AirPlay, PC, Mac

Audio / Video

  • Audio channels: 5.1
  • Max. video resolution: 1080p
  • Internal storage: 40 GB

Storage / Data

  • Internal storage: 8 GB
  • HDMI output(s): 1
  • Composite / Component combo output(s): 1
  • Digital optical audio output(s): 1

Output ports

  • HDMI output(s): 1
  • Digital optical audio output(s): 1
  • HDMI output(s): 1
  • Digital optical audio output(s): 1
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Built-in Wi-Fi support: 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
  • USB: 1

Connectivity

  • Ethernet: 1
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Built-in Wi-Fi support: 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11a
  • USB: 1
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Built-in Wi-Fi support: 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • USB: 1
  • Connection type: IR
  • Remote model: Apple Remote

Bundled remote control

  • Connection type: IR
  • Remote model: Apple Remote
  • Connection type: IR
  • Remote model: Apple Remote
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