What is the port on the back of the newer AppleTV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Imola Ghost, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

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    It looks likes it a mini USB port but not sure.

    What is the intention of that port...hard drive, printer?

    What have you done with it?
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    The mini USB port is typically used to restore an Apple TV with iTunes and/or for use in jailbreaking.
     
  3. chenks macrumors 6502a

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    it's micro USB, not mini USB.
    it's sole use (on an ATV3) is to restore via iTunes.
     
  4. Imola Ghost thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So you can't connect a micro usb hard drive do it?
     
  5. mic j macrumors 68020

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    no
     
  6. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    usb has 2 types of port "computer end" (type a) and "device end" (type b).
    and also the different sizes

    the port on your aTV is a type B, and is only designed to hook to a computer and not another device.

    the 2nd gen aTV also had this port
     

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