New Apple TV (Model A1469) Discovered In FCC Filings, Likely To Arrive With Updated A5X (SoC) Processor

New Apple TV (Model A1469) Discovered In FCC Filings, Likely To Arrive With Updated A5X (SoC) Processor


Engadget reports that a new filing to show up at the FCC this week, would appear to detail a brand-new model of the Apple TV.

Carrying the model number ‘A1469’, the new model is expected to arrive slightly smaller than Apple’s current black box, coming in at 93.78mm x 93.78mm(which is a fraction smaller than the 98mm x 98 mm Apple TV we know, today).

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With full support for connecting to Wi-Fi networks, (just like the current generation Apple TV), the model is interesting given it has never been seen before — suggesting this may just be the next iteration of Apple’s television product – (Perhaps not, the television set that many were pinning their hopes on seeing).

What’s particularly interesting, though, is — Apple also felt the need to release its latest version of Apple TV software (5.2), for this – (so far, unreleased)Apple TV model, suggesting the product’s public debut may be imminent.

Software Update 5.2 for AppleTV3,2:

- AppleTV3,2 (AppleTV3,2) version 5.2 (Build 10B144b)

The new model is now expected to arrive carrying an updated iteration of Apple’s A5X SoC (System on a Chip) processor, and handle antenna connections in a similar way to how Apple’s iOS devices do, today.

/ MacRumors