Apple TV is Apple's digital media player and microconsole. First introduced introduced in January 2007 with a Pentium M processor, it has since been updated with Apple A series processors and support for 4K video with HDR.
The 2nd generation model was introduced on September 1, 2010 in a much smaller form factor and a lower price by omitting local hard disk drive storage in favor of digital streaming of media content. In place of the hard drive is 8GB of flash memory to be used as a buffer for streaming content. The 4th generation model was introduced on October 30, 2015 with a new Wii-like Siri Remote controller to encourage gaming on the system. Flash memory has been increased to 32GB or 64GB in the form of a solid-state drive. The 5th generation model was introduced on September 12, 2017 with the ability to display 4K video.
Despite being treated as a "hobby", the Apple TV had sold over 25,000,000 units by March 2015.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Press release: Apple TV 4K brings home the magic of cinema with 4K and HDR, Apple. 2017-09-12.
- ↑ Original Apple TV: Apple’s Improper Abandonment and What to Do by Dan Bashur, Low End Mac. 2018-06-26.
- ↑ Apple TV Q&A, EveryMac. 2012-04-13.
- ↑ Turn Your Apple TV into a Motion-Control, Wii-Lik Gaming System by Alexander Craig, AppAdvice. 2016. Accessed 2019-01-07.
- ↑ Apple TV has grown from a 'hobby' into a nice little business by Matt Rosoff, Business Insider. 2015-03-17.
- Apple Interactive Television Box (1994-1996), Apple's first effort to develop a set-top box.
- Mac mini (2005-present), Apple's small desktop computer which added HDMI output in 2010.
- Macintosh TV (1993-1994), Apple's first attempt to integrate a computer and television.
- Pioneer MPC-LX200-TV (1996-1997), the only Macintosh clone with television capabilities.
- Pippin (1996-1998), Apple's ill-fated consumer multimedia platform.