Apparently, these days just laying your hands on the newest and coolest gadget is not enough. You also ought to tear it down to see for yourself what exactly are its hidden secrets. So now that we are done with the teardown of the new iPad, the guns are facing Apple TV. Folks at xmbc.org have run a teardown of Apple TV to see what does this new, 1080p-output supporting device contain.
According to this rather detailed operation of the device, it has been revealed that the new Apple TV device has a single-core A5 chip and 512MB of RAM. The flash storage of the device is 8GB. The A5 chip is identified as APL2498 whereas the RAM is apparently from Hynix.
The flash storage for the device has come from Toshiba. It is consistent with the flash storage size of the second generation Apple TV, so there isn’t any change there. One significant difference between 2nd generation Apple TV and the current model is that the latter has an additional Wi-Fi antenna.
The major focus of the latest model of Apple TV is on being able to output 1080p content, in consistence with similar changes being introduced in the new iPad and iTunes content. The bump in the RAM for the device will be very supportive in ensuring it and the single-core A5 chip will be the key element in making it happen. You can head to the XMBC Forums page for a detailed discussion about this.