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Apple: The New Apple TV Is Just A Very Small Spec Bump


A5X inside, but nothing else new.
A5X inside, but nothing else new.

That new Apple TV that went through the FCC last night? Apple says not to get too excited, it’s just a small tweak: it won’t be physcally smaller, nor will it feature any new functionality.

Speaking to The Next Web, an Apple Spokesperson said:

“We sometimes make component changes which require an updated model number for regulatory approval. The component changes we made don’t affect product features and Apple TV customers will continue to have the same great user experience.

In addition, Apple apparently said that despite appearing in the FCC documents to be a few millimeters smaller, the updated Apple TV will be exactly the same on the outside.

So what components have change? Instead of an A5 processor as in the current Apple TV, the new Apple TV will have an A5X processor, just like the third-generation iPad. In addition, the new Apple TV will use a Broadcom BCM4334 wireless chip. That’s a chip Apple likes to use in an increasing number of iOS devices.

In other words, Apple’s staying the course with the Apple TV, updating it every once and a while to use components that they already have in bulk to build other iOS devices. No big deal.

Source: The Next Web


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