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Cracking open the Apple TV

Apple TV main PCB markings

The Apple name is clearly printed on the Apple TV's main PCB. Judging from the board's 2006 copyright notation, the Apple TV has clearly been in the works for quite some time.


Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...