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Apple updating Apple TV with minor 'component change,' makes appearance at FCC

Apple doing minor update to Apple TV, required a version number change and approval through FCC

| HT & Movies News | Posted: Jan 30, 2013 8:31 pm

Apple's Apple TV device has made an appearance at the FCC with a new version number. Some thought that this new device would be the fourth generation Apple TV, but it turns out that it is just a minor component change. An Apple spokesperson confirmed that the new version number was required to clear regulatory officials.


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"We sometimes make component changes which require an updated model number for regulatory approval," an Apple spokesperson confirmed in a statement.


The changes reportedly include an A5X processor, which is the same as the one used in the third-gen iPad, and a new single antenna setup. The new device doesn't have a definite launch time and there will not be a clear way to tell the devices apart without looking at the version number.


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