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