Apple TV gets torn down and dissected

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Apple’s latest set top-box has been torn down, disassembled and dissected by the talented iFixIt crew.

As expected, the iOS-powered device shares a similar spec list with Apple’s iPad, including: the same Samsung 8GB flash chip, Broadcom 802.11n Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/FM processor and the (now) ubiquitous ARM-based A4 SoC.

The latest version of Apple TV also boasts 256MB of RAM, a Panasonic manufactured WiFi board, along with 8GB of NAND Flash memory - which iFixIt speculates could be used for caching streaming content. 

But perhaps most impressive of all is the fact that the slim and sexy set-top box consumes a mere 5.95 watts of power.

“The ease of repairing this device, integrated high-efficiency power supply, low 6-watt power consumption and efficient stand-by mode leads us to believe this may be the most eco-friendly set-top box of all time,” added iFixIt.

Additional specs include:

  • HDMI output port.
  • Optical audio out port.
  • 10/100 Base Ethernet port.
  • AC adapter port.
  • Micro-USB (for service and support).
  • Logic board, look to be a *perfect* match for a dock connector!
  • Integrated power supply.

More pics can be viewed here.