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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:12 PM   #1
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FCC Filing Reveals New, Slightly Smaller Apple TV Model




The FCC has published paperwork, discovered by Engadget, that Apple filed late last week on what appears to be a new model of the Apple TV. This follows on yesterday's revelation that iOS 6.1 included support for an as yet unrevealed AppleTV3,2 model.

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While the diagram pictured above doesn't suggest any major changes to the device's appearance, it does list some slightly smaller measurements: 93.78mm square compared to the 98mm of the current model. That's certainly not the biggest of differences, but the measurements in previous Apple FCC filing have been spot on. The model number, A1469, is also one that we haven't seen before, but the documents unfortunately don't offer much else in the way of details (only confirmation of the same WiFi capabilities as the current-gen Apple TV).
In the middle of this month, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo -- who has been accurate in the past -- posted his expectations for Apple's various product launches this year. He expected a new Apple TV model late in the first calendar quarter, which lines up with the filing.

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:14 PM   #2
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I want the 'big' Apple TV...you know the mythical one we are waiting on.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:15 PM   #3
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and here I thought they were already incredibly small
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:15 PM   #4
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Ming-Chi Kuo has freakishly good inside information.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:16 PM   #5
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Well certainly no internal SSD then, which is a shame. I would wager this will have WIFI AC, along with new Time Machine / Airport Express / Airport extreme following shortly after. Quite possibly an increased flash so as to accommodate a few custom apps, but nothing more...
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:16 PM   #6
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How small can these things get?!
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:17 PM   #7
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I wonder what features a new piece of Apple TV hardware would bring. Faster processor and more RAM would be obvious to start with, but what more could we see? I love the Apple TV and am a bit excited to see some new stuff in this potential new model.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:17 PM   #8
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How small can these things get?!
Apple is obsessed with nanofication...

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I wonder what features a new piece of Apple TV hardware would bring. Faster processor and more RAM would be obvious to start with, but what more could we see? I love the Apple TV and am a bit excited to see some new stuff in this potential new model.
A jailbreak?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:18 PM   #9
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For those who were wondering, that's a 4.22mm drop in length from both sides, and ~855mm^2 drop in footprint.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:19 PM   #10
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If this is the only change then they are truly lost when it comes to what their customers want.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:19 PM   #11
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Wow! A moderately smaller Apple TV! Just what I was waiting for!!!


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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:20 PM   #12
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yeah we better get apps. theres nothing else to add to it.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:20 PM   #13
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I suppose any decrease in size mzy end up costing them less in production, so basically this is a move to improve their margins. Just give us what we really want from the TV: an SDK for apps!
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:20 PM   #14
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really? a smaller apple tv? meh.

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:21 PM   #15
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Apple is obsessed with nanofication...

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A jailbreak?
I did a JB on my ATV2 and for me I didn't find anything I was interested in. The stock Apple apps are plenty good for me. I restored it back to factory settings after a month.
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Well certainly no internal SSD then, which is a shame. I would wager this will have WIFI AC, along with new Time Machine / Airport Express / Airport extreme following shortly after. Quite possibly an increased flash so as to accommodate a few custom apps, but nothing more...
Apps like the ABC player are ~40MB.
They could put what, 100 "channel" Apps on the current model?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:22 PM   #17
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Will be interesting to see where this leads. They must be shrinking it down for a reason, and I doubt that would be the only change they make. I'm assuming there will be new hardware in it, but with the current hardware coping just fine it must be for some new feature i.e. App Store.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:22 PM   #18
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Isn't Apple switching over to a smaller footprint for the next SoC ? That could account for the slightly smaller size.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:22 PM   #19
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Considering mine is mounted in a cradle on the back of my TV, the size has never been a concern for me. Give me HBOGo and some other apps, then we'll talk.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:23 PM   #20
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I will not be impressed until there is an app store for the ATV. Anything beyond that is just a waste for me.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:23 PM   #21
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For those who were wondering, that's a 4.22mm drop in length from both sides, and ~855mm^2 drop in footprint.
no it's not.

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:23 PM   #22
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I have been wanting to get an Apple TV for some time, but there is so much uncertainty in this area that I can't pull the trigger. There is no way I'm buying a new "TV", my current one is fine and will last for years, but I would like the hockey puck, but have been paralyzed by the churning of the rumor mill. I wish they would release a new model soon so that I could feel like I'll get some life out of it before they do something else.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:24 PM   #23
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yeah we better get apps. theres nothing else to add to it.
Apps would decimate the console business. Please, please, please.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:24 PM   #24
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While the diagram pictured above doesn't suggest any major changes to the device's appearance, it does list some slightly smaller measurements: 93.78mm square compared to the 98mm of the current model.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:24 PM   #25
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Probably a lower cost version

If main features remains the same, this could be a lower cost version. Maybe $79 instead of $99.
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