jnaks

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I have purchased an "Open Box" AppleTV 4k Gen2.

That said, I just want to make sure it is the latest, and not some sort of customer bait and switch that Customer Returns team missed.

Can anyone confirm the model numbers of the latest AppleTVs products? Usually in Settings/General/About/
 

waw74

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I searched "appletv model number" and got the following page in under 10 seconds, much quicker than waiting 20 mintues for some stranger on the internet to find it for you


 
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jnaks

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That's hilarious. I was googling literally all last night and it did NOT have the model number listed of the latest versions on a half dozen sites (including on the apple site). Thanks (for sarcasm as well 😘).

I do see that the lower tier (new) versions are still not listed.
 
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waw74

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Apple TV 4K (2nd generation)
Year introduced: 2021
Color: Black
Capacity: 32 GB or 64 GB
Model number: A2169
Siri Remote (2nd generation) or Apple TV Remote (2nd generation)

that's from the page I linked, I'm not sure what you mean by "lower tier (new) version".

different capacities have the same model number, as they're both listed.

I believe the only difference between a "Siri Remote" and an "Apple TV Remote" is the country where it's sold. since some countries don't have siri.
 
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jnaks

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I was referring the new AppleTV HD which also has improved specs and the new 2nd gen Siri remote.
 
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waw74

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I was referring the new AppleTV HD which also has improved specs and the new 2nd gen Siri remote.
I don't think the HD version was updated, it still say A8 like it has since it was released.
I think the only thing that changed was the remote.

I have purchased an "Open Box" AppleTV 4k Gen2.
I'm confused.

there was the Apple TV4, which had it's name changed to HD, no change to the device, just a new name printed on the cardboard box it comes in. (according to wikipedia, that change happened in March of 2019)

the 4k is still the 4k, but has had it's electronics updated.

so the one that outputs 4k video has had 2 hardware versions, but one name,
and the one that only outputs 1080 video has had 1 hardware version, but 2 names.
 
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jnaks

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I don't think the HD version was updated, it still say A8 like it has since it was released.
I think the only thing that changed was the remote.


I'm confused.

there was the Apple TV4, which had it's name changed to HD, no change to the device, just a new name printed on the cardboard box it comes in. (according to wikipedia, that change happened in March of 2019)

the 4k is still the 4k, but has had it's electronics updated.

so the one that outputs 4k video has had 2 hardware versions, but one name,
and the one that only outputs 1080 video has had 1 hardware version, but 2 names.
I think the HD got the new remote and Bluetooth hardware upgrade (4 to 5 spec). But yeah, looks like the processor is the same. And that's all of what I was concerned about the Open Box. For all I know a last gen 4k or an HD (though obviously I can test the 4k capability) could be stuffed in the box instead of the newest 2169 version.

I suppose this would be the "S" update to the AppleTV line.
 
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waw74

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it's still bluetooth 4.0 according to the specs
also the 4k has a "new" tag that the HD doesn't on the product page.
 
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I think the HD got the new remote and Bluetooth hardware upgrade (4 to 5 spec). But yeah, looks like the processor is the same. And that's all of what I was concerned about the Open Box. For all I know a last gen 4k or an HD (though obviously I can test the 4k capability) could be stuffed in the box instead of the newest 2169 version.

I suppose this would be the "S" update to the AppleTV line.
The Apple TV HD is the exact same configuration as when released in 2015, aside from the remote. The remote supports Bluetooth 5.0, but the TV itself only supports Bluetooth 4.0.
 
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