Apple TV 2nd Generation is a digital media player that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2010 to 2012 as part of the Apple TV series. The TV box has been introduced on September 1, 2010, and its price started at $99.
Apple TV is a device that can receive digital data for visual and audio content such as music, video, video games, or the screen display of certain other devices, and play it on a connected television set or other video display.
The device has no integrated controls and can only be controlled remotely, either by an Apple Remote control device (which is included with Apple TV) using its infrared capability.
The Second Generation of Apple TV introduced many changes and improvements such as a new black box case, 1 GHz Apple A4 processor, 256 MB of RAM, a new operating system based on iOS 4, Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, HDMI and optical audio ports, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11n, support for streaming Netflix, YouTube and Flickr.
This Apple TV box has been discontinued on March 7, 2012.
Today Apple TV 2nd Generation is 12 years old!
Apple TV 2nd Generation Release Date and Original Price
|Introduced||September 1, 2010|
|Released||September 28, 2010|
|Discontinued||March 7, 2012|
|Weight||0.6 Ibs. – 1.088 KG|
|Dimensions||0.9” H x 3.9” W x 3.9″ D|
2.28 cm H x 9.9 cm W x 9.9 cm D
|Processor Speed||1 GHz|
|Number of Cores||1|
|Storage||8 GB (user-non-accessible)|
|Graphics Card||PowerVR SGX535|
|Number of Cores||1|
|Ethernet||1 – 10/100BASE-T|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth support for Apple Wireless Aluminum Keyboard (requires Apple TV software version 5.2 or later)|
|Infrared||1 – For Apple Remote only|
|USB||1 – Micro-USB 480 Mbps (Service & Diagnostic only)|
|TV Capability||Compatible with high-definition TVs with HDMI and capable of 720p 60/50Hz|
|Audio / Video||1 – HDMI|
1 – Optical audio
|Audio Formats||HE-AAC (V1)|
AAC (16 to 320 Kbps)
Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)
MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps)
Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4)
Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through
|Video Formats||H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 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, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
|Audio Output||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original OS||iOS 4.1 (Apple TV 4.0)|
|Maximum OS||iOS 7.1.2 (Apple TV 6.2.1)|
|iTunes||iTunes 10 or later|
|Peripherals||Apple Remote Aluminum|
|Power||6 W Universal Power Supply|
Apple Support – Apple TV (2nd generation): Technical Specifications