View Full Version : New Apple TV gets torn down

03-19-2012, 04:35 PM
The device taken apart completely


Single core A5 and, 512MB of RAM and 8GB of storage confirmed

This time is not iFixit the first to perform surgery on the device but an user of the XBMC forums.

The guy gutted his own device to show us all what's inside.

The more relevant is the A5 single, core, the RAM that went from 256 of the previous model to 512MB and the storage capacity that still remains at 8GB.

Here is what he say:

Bored waiting for jailbreak, went ahead and tore down my new ATV3.

- The A5 looks like APL2498. Judging what I have seen from iFixit for the N43V211 1207 N, the 1207 is manufacture year-week so 7th week of 2012. Of course there is another VTKC8017Q 1205, so perhaps 5th week of 2012.

- Also from the internet it seems the RAM is Hynix, H9TKNNN4K, what a quick search yielded was 512MB. I believe its the same RAM as the Kindle Fire, or at least so says the internet via iFixit, the Kindle Fire has OMP at the end(probably because its piggybacked onto the TI OMAP), where it look like ours has DMRCR at the end. I found nothing on the Hynix site less this: http://www.hynix.com/products/mobile/mob...MobileDDR2 At least going somewhat by the naming convention, a 4G is 4Gb(512MB), this one says 4K like Kindle Fire so it's not a stretch.

- The Flash looks like Toshiba THGVX1G6D2HL A07, looking at this page as a guide to decipher the numbers: http://www.toshiba.com/taec/Catalog/Line...id=1768484 it looks like 6 represents 8GB. No suprise there.

- SMSC LAN9730 USB to 10/100 ethernet http://www.smsc.com/index.php?tid=292&pid=326

- If you look at the 2nd picture you can see the Wifi module, I didn't feel like trying to get the heat spreader/EMI shield off it as it's soldered on. I do however notice what looks to be a 2nd antenna that ATV2 didn't have, MIMO, spacial stream, 5Ghz? Would be nice to help those trying to do 1080p over Wifi.

- TXC Mm3v 27.00
- TXC Mp3G 25.00

More pics on the link below

NEWS SOURCE: http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=125840

Our thanks to 'Kaos2K' for this news posting!

03-20-2012, 06:08 AM
The biggest shock for me is apple are charging 99 for this, I would have expected at least 3 times that for apple especially given the what are essentially phone average phone specs (sub par specs at a majorly inflated price is the the real apple mantra) . Mind you could have been a misprint on their site or that it cost them at most a few pound to make it so it still has an astronomical mark up, as it would be out of character for apple to not prey on consumers who are clueless, as that appears to be their main market.