Apple TV 2012 teardown
Its release may have been overshadowed by the 3rd generation iPad (launched at the same event), but the 2012 Apple TV should please fans of the Cupertino company's streaming media player.
I cracked open the 2nd generation Apple TV in 2010 and was curious to see the new chips inside the 2012 model. Follow along as I crack open the 2012 Apple TV.
For a detailed analysis of the teardown, check out my article and video, Apple TV 2012 Teardown: Upgraded processor, wireless chip.
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Why would they make the wall end of the cord so big? Why not a nice slim square shape that will work next to all the other stuff we have plugged into the power strip? I guess Steve thought his would be the only device...
I don't think so. My limited experience with Ipods long ago convinced me that I'd rather not let Apple near my entertainment systems.
Sorry for the broken link. Foiled by an extra space in the URL, I was. Apple TV 2012 Teardown: Upgraded processor, wireless chip http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/cracking-open/apple-tv-2012-teardown-upgraded-processor-wireless-chip/515