Atom, upgrades for the AppleTV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Aegelward, May 24, 2008.

  1. Aegelward macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2005
    Well the rumor-mill seem to be convinced that Apple are interested in the Atom processor & chipset, and rumors of a new low powered portable being developed by apple. While thats not impossible i would say that another possible place for Apple to make use of the Atom is certainly the ATV, its a lower powered mass produced processor will make the ATV run cooler and reduce its costs further, especially now that the competition is stepping up.

    And the next obvious bumps are a shift to SATA and larger capacities, and who knows.. maybe bluetooth will arrive for that new keyboard device people are dreaming up.

    And i guess my dream upgrade application would be the ability (without hacking) to run it as an access point for ethernet cable bound devices ;)

    I guess this silly speculation, but i hope its at least reasonably sensible
  2. vendettabass macrumors 6502a


    Jul 8, 2006
    Wellington, New Zealand
    its not silly, its a great idea! I've heard a lot about the :apple:TV being hot to the touch
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Why does an Apple TV need a keyboard?! It's Front Row in a standalone box. It's not OS X unless you hack it to be so.
  4. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    Is there anyone who does not want to hack it ? :p
    A Bluetooth keyboard would be very handy for Couchsurfer.

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