Tuesday, March 20, 2012

After the new iPad 3, iFixit tears down Apple TV 3rd Generation

iFixit Tears Down Apple TV 3rd Generation Revealing The Inside Secrets



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Earlier this month we shared the images of Apple's new iPad getting the tear down treatment from iFixit. Today we are sharing the images of the new Apple TV which was released along with the new iPad 3 on 7th March by Tim Cook. The tear down reveals that the new A5X processor doesn't require cooling like its predecessor did.

Lets have a look at the images...

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No thermal pad, which could mean that the new A5 processor doesn't get as hot as earlier model used to.


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Thermal plate under the metal heat sink that sits just above the processor has a major role in cooling down the processor.

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Broadcomm BCM4330, the very same chip which is used in the new iPad. It appears that there are two antennae. It is likely that Apple added a second antenna after receiving complaints regarding low signal.

To Wrap Up:

There are six parts in a very easy-to-dissemble case.

The Apple TV has a separate power supply, which is easy to get to and replace.

No glue, thermal paste holding things in place...

The logic board contains all the components, which means if something breaks, it could be expensive to replace.


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