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New Apple TV device torn down at iFixit

New Apple TV torn to shreds

| HT & Movies News | Posted: Sep 30, 2010 3:04 pm

I have an original Apple TV and the thing sucks so bad that it is virtually useless. Out of all the time I have owned it, I bet I have used the thing three times. Talk about an epic fail of a product. When Apple announced the new Apple TV, I was not interested even a bit in the thing considering how bad the first product was. There are a lot of people excited about the new device though so maybe it won't suck as bad as the original.

 

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If you are interested in the new Apple TV and would like to see what the thing is hiding inside its black case, iFixit has ripped one apart already. The new version is much smaller than the original and comes with a remote control. Should you ever want to repair your device on your own, this tear down could come in handy.

 

The first step to getting inside the device was to remove the rubber base. Strangely, the thermal pad that you can see as soon as the base is off is conducting heat to the plastic base, not metal. After that some Philips screws and a screwdriver later you get a look at the innards of the little device. One interesting find is that there are solder pads on the side of the new Apple TV that are unused and match perfectly with the dock cable connector.

 

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