New Apple TV Teardown Reveals A5 Chip, 512 MB RAM, 8GB Flash Storage

Posted March 18, 2012 at 7:30am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 15752 views

A teardown of the new Apple TV by aicjofs at xmbc.org reveals a single-core A5 chip, 512 MB of RAM, and 8GB of flash storage.

The A5 package was identified as APL2498 and the RAM appears to be Hynix, H9TKNNN4K. A quick search of that part number reveals it be 512MB in size.

The flash storage looks like Toshiba THGVX1G6D2HL A07 which is 8GB in size, the same of amount of storage as the second generation device.

Other parts found include: SMSC LAN9730 USB to 10/100 ethernet, TXC Mm3v 27.00, TXC Mp3G 25.00.

Interestingly, the new Apple TV appears to have an second Wi-Fi antenna that the previous generation didn't have.

You can take a look at a few teardown images below...

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Burningreviews - March 19, 2012 at 1:34pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP45yDzQiYM&feature=plcp&context=C4269867VDvjVQa1PpcFPmqPVhXm78giRhYXATBN67QXo6kP1j_6I%3D
mike james - March 18, 2012 at 9:59am
Actually, i say it's no point getting apple tv. i would say just wait for next upgrade since i have apple tv and ipad 2. not much uprgrade so no use.
ted - March 18, 2012 at 8:02am
WOW what a rip off to demand for this device $100. These parts are worth $10 maybe $12
Wow - March 18, 2012 at 8:13am
In which world do u live. It's like when you go to a restaurant, you count the value of the ingredients if the food you get . . . :) Take it easy brother ;)
Erm no - March 18, 2012 at 11:55am
That's like walking into a restaurant, and saying Wow, what a ripoff, you're charging £25 for that meal, but the ingredients only cost £5. It's not the parts that make up the total cost of the item, it's the R&D, manufacturing costs, etc.
Erm no again - March 18, 2012 at 11:56am
Damn, that's what happens when you don't read the replies, someone else beats you to the punch.
Tim - March 18, 2012 at 12:44pm
Retard, you do realize that in order to get this price point they have to make a run of like 10 million units?
ted - March 19, 2012 at 10:00am
morons they said they manufacture it in china so no manufacturing costs ... add maybe $10 for r
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