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Apple TV (2nd generation) Specs

Apple TV (2nd generation) Specs
Launch Price.

Brand: Apple
Category: Apple TV
  • Processor 1 GHz Apple A4 (ARM Cortex-A8)
  • Power Built-in 6-watt universal power supply
  • Weight 0.6 pounds
  • RAM 256 MB
  • Original Price $99
Apple TV (2nd generation)
Apple TV 2nd generation Technical Specifications

Product Brand: Apple

Editor's Rating:


  • Compact and affordable compared to newer Apple TV models.
  • Includes a physical remote control.
  • Compatible with a range of streaming services and apps.
  • Offers access to iTunes content and the ability to rent or buy movies and TV shows.
  • Includes HDMI output and optical audio output.


  • Limited video playback resolution, capped at 720p.
  • No support for Siri voice search.
  • No Ethernet port for wired internet connection, only supports Wi-Fi.
  • Limited processing power compared to newer models.
  • Limited gaming capabilities compared to dedicated gaming consoles.

Apple TV (2nd generation) Specifications

Apple’s 2nd generation Apple TV was first announced on September 1, 2010, and it was released on September 27 of the same year. This media player is designed to bring all your favorite entertainment content to your TV, from movies and TV shows to music and photos. With its sleek design, powerful hardware, and user-friendly interface, the 2nd generation Apple TV is a must-have for any home entertainment setup.

The Apple TV (2nd generation) is a digital media player and microconsole developed and sold by Apple. It was first released on September 1, 2010, and was the second model of the Apple TV lineup.


  • Dimensions: 3.9 x 3.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 0.6 pounds
  • Processor: Apple A4 chip
  • Storage: 8 GB flash memory
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Ethernet, HDMI, Optical audio, Micro-USB (for service and support)
  • Supported video formats: H.264 video up to 720p, MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps
  • Supported audio formats: HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • Supported image formats: JPEG, GIF, TIFF


  • AirPlay: allows wireless streaming of audio, video, and photos from iOS devices or Macs to the Apple TV.
  • iTunes: allows access to the iTunes Store, including renting or purchasing movies, TV shows, and music.
  • Netflix: allows streaming of movies and TV shows from the Netflix library.
  • YouTube: allows streaming of videos from the YouTube website.
  • Photos: allows viewing of photos stored on a computer or iOS device.
  • Podcasts: allows streaming of audio and video podcasts from the iTunes Store.
  • Screensavers: includes a variety of screensavers to display when the device is idle.
  • Mirroring: allows mirroring of the display of iOS devices or Macs to the Apple TV.
  • Remote app: allows iOS devices to control the Apple TV.

Price and Rating:

The Apple TV (2nd generation) was priced at $99 at launch. It received generally positive reviews for its ease of use and AirPlay feature, although it had limited storage capacity and lacked support for 1080p video.

Overall, the Apple TV (2nd generation) is a solid choice for those looking for a compact and easy-to-use media streaming device with basic features. Its limitations in storage and video format support may make it less attractive to those with more advanced needs, but it remains a functional device for streaming basic media content.

Full Technical Specifications

Apple TV Technical Specifications

Announced 01 September, 2010
Released 07 September, 2010
Generation 2
Family Apple TV 2nd generation
Model identifier AppleTV2,1
Processor Type Apple A4
Level 1 cache memory (L1) N/A

Level 2 cache memory (L2) N/A

Level 3 cache memory (L3) N/A

CPU Properties 1 GHz Apple A4 (ARM Cortex-A8)
GPU Properties Apple A4 (PowerVR SGX535)
Storage Capacity 8 GB SSD
Colors Black
Size and weight Height:
0.9 inches (23 mm)
3.9 inches (98 mm)
3.9 inches (98 mm)
0.6 pounds
Power Built-in 6-watt universal power supply
Inside the box Apple TV
Aluminum Apple Remote
Power cord
Initial operating system Apple TV Software 4.0 (based on iOS 4.1)
Current operating system Apple TV Software 6.2.1 (based on iOS 7.1.2)
Wireless Features Wi-Fi 4 (802.11b/g and draft-n) (Broadcom BCM4329, dual-band, 150 Mbit/s)
Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (support for keyboards only)
Infrared receiver
Case type Cuboid
Ports HDMI
Optical audio
10/100BASE-T Ethernet
Built-in IR receiver
Micro-USB (for service and support)
Video formats supported H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High or Main Profile level 4.2 or lower, with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Audio formats supported HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, FLAC, AIFF, and WAV; Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Photo formats supported JPEG, GIF, TIFF
TV compatibility Compatible with high-definition TVs with HDMI and capable of 720p 60/50Hz,2 including popular models from these manufacturers: Hitachi, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, NEC, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sony, Sharp, Toshiba, Vizio, Westinghouse
System Requirements Wi-Fi (802.11 a, b, g, or n) wireless network (wireless video streaming requires 802.11a, g or n) or 10/100BASE-T Ethernet network
iTunes Store account for renting movies and TV shows
Netflix account for streaming Netflix content
For streaming media from a Mac or PC:
iTunes 10.2 or later; iTunes Store account for Home Sharing

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