Update: Now shipped. Original: It seems, that according to our order status on the Apple Ireland store, that Apple TV is ready for shipping. We won’t get netflix in Ireland, and new version has no internal hard disk, but draws content from the net with the ability to stream from your iOS devices (that’s your iPods/iPhones and iPads) and your PC to your TV using Apple Airplay, for around 120 euro is a little too tempting to resist? Click through to vote in our poll.
In addition reports today are saying that Apple TV is running some version of iOS, and as Apple have a policy of deploy the hardware before possibly offering additional apps to it’s devices, we may well see some interesting Apple TV apps down the line.
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From wikipedia – Technical specs
|Table of models|
|Model||First generation||Second generation|
|Release date(s)||September 12, 2006||September 1, 2010|
|Processor||1 GHz Intel “Crofton” Pentium M||Apple A4 (ARM Cortex-A8)|
|Graphics||Nvidia GeForce Go 7300 with 64 MB of VRAM||Apple A4 (PowerVR SGX535)|
|Memory||256 MB of 400 MHz DDR2 SDRAM||Unknown|
|Hard drive||40 or 160 GB hard disk||None – All content streamed.|
|Connectivity||USB 2.0 (officially for diagnostic use only, though hackers have managed to allow connectivity of hard disks, mice, and keyboards), infrared receiver, HDMI, component video||Micro-USB, HDMI, infrared receiver, optical audio|
|Networking||Wi-Fi (802.11b/g and draft-n), 10/100 Ethernet||Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), 10/100 Ethernet|
|Output||720p 60/50Hz, 576p/576i 50Hz (PAL), 480p/480i (480i is unofficially supported) 60Hz||720p, 480p|
|Audio||Optical audio, HDMI, RCA analog stereo audio||Optical audio, HDMI|
|Power||Built-in universal 48W power supply||Built-in 6W power supply|
|Dimensions||7.8 in (200 mm) (h)
7.8 in (200 mm) (w)
1.1 in (28 mm) (d)
|3.9 in (99 mm) (h)
3.9 in (99 mm) (w)
0.9 in (23 mm) (d)
|Weight||2.4 lb (1.1 kg)||0.6 lb (0.27 kg)|