Apple TV 3rd Generation

The Apple TV 3rd generation is externally identical to the 2nd generation model. It includes a single-core A5 processor and supports 1080p content from iTunes, YouTube, Flick, Netflix, and other services. The Apple TV 3rd generation was primarily a feature upgrade to the previous generation. New features included 1080p video output, a faster A5 processor, and a new user interface. The Apple TV 3rd generation model makes it easy to rent or purchase content from Apple and stream or mirror content from an iPod, iPhone, iPad, Mac computers, or a PC.

Apple TV 3rd Generation

The Apple TV 3rd generation was released during a presentation by Apple CEO Time Cook, during an event which was mainly centered around the iPad 3rd generation. The Rev A included component changes and was released less than a year later.

Release Dates

  • Released on March 7, 2012
  • Revision A released on January 28, 2013

Specifications

  • Processor: Single-core A5 (the Apple TV 3rd generation actually uses a standard dual-core A5, with one core disabled. A revision in January 2013 included a redesigned A5 chip with only a single physical core).
  • CPU: Apple A5 (ARM Cortex-A9, Single Core). CPU Speed: 1.0 GHz.
  • FPU: integrated. Register width: 32-bit. Data bus width: 64-bit. Address bus width: 32-bit. Level 1 cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction. Level 2 cache: 1 MB on-processor.
  • Onboard RAM: 512 MB.
  • Video: GPU – dual-core PowerVR SGX543MP2 (via A5).
  • Maximum resolution: 1080p.
  • Video Out: HDMI.
  • Storage: 8 GB.
  • Input/Output: USB: 1 Micro-USB.
  • Audio Out: HDMI, optical TOSLINK.
  • OS: iOS. Minimum OS – Apple TV Software 5.0 (iOS 5.1.1). Maximum OS – Apple TV Software 7.2 (iOS 8.3).
  • Resolution: 1080 pixels.
  • Networking: Ethernet: 10/100Base-T. Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n.
  • Power: 6 Watts.
  • Dimensions: 0.9-inch height x 3.9-inch width x 3.9-inch depth.
  • Weight: 0.6 lbs.

Apple Model, Discontinuation, Price

Apple Identifier:

  • Apple TV 3rd Generation (Early 2012) – A1427 (EMC 2528)
  • Apple TV 3rd Generation Revision A (Early 2013) – A1469 (EMC 2633)

Apple Model Numbers: MD199LL/A

Discontinuation: October 4, 2016

Initial price:

  • US$ 99.
  • On March 9, 2015, Apple reduced the price of the third generation (Rev A) Apple TV to $69

Features

In Apple TV (3rd Generation) connectivity includes HDMI, optical audio, 10/100Base-T Ethernet, a single Micro-USB port for service and diagnostics, and 802.11a/b/g/n wireless networking as well as Bluetooth 4 (after the Apple TV 6.1 update).

Models

Apple TV 3rd Generation (Early 2013)

Apple TV 3rd generation
Model IdentifierAppleTV3,2
Model NumberA1469 (EMC 2633)
Part NumberMD199LL/A
FamilyApple TV 3rd generation
Introduced2013
ColorBlack
Dimensions3.9 x 3.9 x 0.9 in
Weight0.6 pounds
Storage8GB SSD
HDMI720p or 1080p
Ethernet10/100BASE-T Ethernet
Wi-Fi802.11a/b/g/n
AudioOptical audio
Input/outputIR receiver. Micro-USB (for service and support)
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Apple TV 3rd Generation (Early 2012)

Apple TV 3rd generation
Model IdentifierAppleTV3,1
Model NumberA1427 (EMC 2528)
Part NumberMD199LL/A
FamilyApple TV 3rd generation
Introduced2012
ColorBlack
Dimensions3.9 x 3.9 x 0.9 in
Weight0.6 pounds
Storage8GB SSD
HDMI720p or 1080p
Ethernet10/100BASE-T Ethernet
Wi-Fi802.11a/b/g/n
AudioOptical audio
Input/outputIR receiver. Micro-USB (for service and support)
See alsoSell your Apple TV (3rd generation, Early 2012) online now

 Miscellanea

  • The Apple TV 3rd generation Rev A (released on January 27, 2013) includes component changes and had a smaller version of the Apple A5 processor (S5L8947). It supports Peer-to-Peer AirPlay running Apple TV software update 7.0 or later.
  • The Apple TV 3rd generation runs a variant of the iOS that powers the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad models, but it does not formally run the iOS and cannot run iOS applications..
  • Apple TV 4th Generation: On September 9, 2015, the fourth generation Apple TV was introduced under the slogan of “the future of TV is apps”. While being almost identical to the 2nd and 3rd generation models, the fourth generation Apple TV is taller in size. It features a new touch remote allowing swipe-to-select functionality. It also has integrated Siri support, and motion sensor. The Siri button allows several functions, including searching across providers for content, accessing additional metadata, and video/audio controls. The device uses a new operating system, tvOS.

Links

Apple TV (3rd Generation) Unboxing and Demo [Video]

Video uploaded by DetroitBORG on March 15, 2012

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