Apple TV Torn Down by iFixit

In a (not-so) shocking move, has torn down the new Apple TV, which just started hitting store shelves and people’s doors today.

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Among the most interesting of tidbits they uncovered is the fact that the new Apple TV has 256MB of RAM, same as the iPod touch 4 and iPad; 8GB of Flash storage, which is currently used for caching movies you are streaming, though I’m sure some intrepid hacker will soon be putting that memory to good use; an Apple A4 chipset, with the same markings (K4X2G643GE) as the iPad and iPod touch 4; and a Broadcom BCM4329XKUBG, found in all current iOS devices, which has the capability to support 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, and the elusive FM radio that we’ve yet to see be put to use.

All things said, there’s a lot of gadgetry crammed into this fairly cheap little set-top box. What does this mean? Well, you can be sure that the jailbreaking community will love this little tiny guy.


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