Apple TV on display pre-release at the Macworld
Manufacturer Apple Inc.
Digital media receiver
40 or 160 GB Internal 2.5"
PATA Hard disk
Apple TV 2.3.1, based on
Mac OS 10.4
Intel 1.0 GHz "Crofton"
256 MB DDR2 SDRAM
Apple Remote, iPhone, iPod
touch (via Remote)
IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
Apple TV or "tv" is a digital media receiver
manufactured, marketed and sold by Apple.
It is a small form-factor network appliance
designed to play digital content originating
from the iTunes store, YouTube, Flickr,
MobileMe or any Mac OS X or Windows com-
puter running iTunes onto an enhanced-
definition or high-definition widescreen tele-
vision. Apple TV can function as either a
home theater-connected iPod device or a di-
gital media receiver, depending on the needs
of the user. It was first announced at a spe-
cial press event in San Francisco, California
on September 12, 2006, by Apple CEO Steve
The devices started shipping on March 21,
2007. This initial version shipped with
40 GB of storage. A second version with a lar-
ger 160 GB hard disk started shipping on
May 31, 2007.
Apple TV was first announced at a special
press event in San Francisco, California on
September 12, 2006, at which Apple CEO
Steve Jobs also announced enhanced fifth
generation iPods, the addition of films to the
iTunes Store and the release of version 7 of
iTunes. The final product name was not an-
nounced at the event, but was instead re-
ferred to by its codename iTV.
Jobs again previewed Apple TV during his
January 9 keynote speech at the 2007 Mac-
world Expo, where he announced that Apple
would begin taking pre-orders for the device.
Apple TV started shipping on March 21,
A second version with a larger 160 GB
hard disk started shipping on May 31, 2007.
On January 15, 2008, Jobs announced a major
software upgrade to the Apple TV sys