Apple TV


CPU: Pentium M

CPU Speed: 1 GHz (under-clocked to 350 MH

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 350 MHz


RAM Type: DDR2

Onboard RAM: 256 MB

RAM slots: none

Maximum RAM: 256 MB

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 2 MB on-chip


Video Card/Chipset: GeForce Go 7300


Max Resolution: 1280x720

Video Out: HDMI, Component


Hard Drive: 40/160 GB


USB: 1 2.0

Audio Out: HDMI, stereo RCA, optical S/PDIF


Ethernet: 10/100Base-T

Airport Extreme: 802.11n


Codename: iTV

Gestalt ID: 406

Power: 48 Watts

Dimensions: 1.1" H x 7.7" W x 7.7" D

Weight: 2.4 lbs.

Minimum OS: Apple TV OS 1.0 (OS X-based)

Introduced: March 2007

Announced in January 2007 under the codename iTV and Released two months later, the Apple TV was apple's official first foray into the set-top market (Prototypes of a never-released PPC 603-based set top box from the late 1990s surface from time to time). Running a closed, custom build of Mac OS X (based on v10.4.7), the Apple TV allowed streaming of audio and video from any iTunes-equipped computer on the local network, acting as a single FrontRow-style interface for all computers in a household. In addition to on-network audio and video, the Apple TV could also play select YouTube videos (re-encoded in h.264) and movie trailers from Apple's website.

The Apple TV could be connected to any widescreen TV with either HDMI or component video, supported both analog and digital audio via RCA and optical S/PDIF outputs and supported resolutions from 480p to 720p. The 40 GB model sold for $299, and a 160 GB was available BTO for $399.