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New Apple TV already ripped open in revealing teardown

by Todd Haselton | September 22, 2015September 22, 2015 11:00 am PDT

Folks are already starting to get their hands on early developer units of the new Apple TV, which will launch to the public soon. We had a look at some of the features and what’s in the box on Monday, and we’re back now with a teardown from iFixit, which takes a look at the guts and provides a repairability score.

There aren’t a whole lot of surprises here. As we already know, the new Apple TV sports a 64-bit A8 processor, Ethernet connectivity, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, a Lightning connector and more. We do get a sense for why there’s a good deal of bulk to the new unit, however.

iFixit found that there’s a large heat sink that sits in the case, which seems just a hair surprising considering the A8 processor didn’t require a heatsink of this size in mobile devices. The site even gives us a peek under the hood of the new remote, which packs Siri functionality.

In the end, iFixit gave the new Apple TV an 8/10 for repairability, praising its modular construction, replaceable power supply, standard Torx screws and repair-friendly remote. Hit the source for a closer look.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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