This is the Apple TV (3rd generation). It was announced on 7 March 2012 and sports 1080p playback. The name used in firmware is AppleTV3,1.
The Apple TV (3rd generation) uses the S5L8942 (revised A5 chip). Despite Apple's claim that it has one core, the A5 chip in the Apple TV (3rd generation) physically has two cores (though one of the cores is disabled; whether this is a software limit or if Apple is binning chips is currently unknown).
The Apple TV (3rd generation) uses the dual-band BCM4330 for wireless communications. It supports 802.11a/b/g/n on both 2.4 and 5 GHz frequencies.
- Size: 0.9 inches (23 mm) (height) x 3.9 inches (98 mm) (width) x 3.9 inches (98 mm) (depth)
- Weight: 0.6 pounds
- I/O: HDMI, Optical audio, 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, IR receiver, Micro-USB port
- Storage capacity: 8 GB (not user-manageable)
- RAM: 512 MB
- Audio Format support: HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through
- Video Format support: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High or Main Profile level 4.0 or lower, Baseline profile level 3.0 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, 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