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Identifying Apple TV models

Learn to identify your Apple TV by its model number and other details.

Apple TV (1st generation)

Year introduced: Early 2007

Color: Silver
Capacity: 40 or 160 GB
Model number on bottom: A1218
Model Identifier: AppleTV1,1
Ports and interfaces:

  • HDMI and component video (480P or 720P)
  • Optical and RCA stereo audio
  • 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
  • Built-in IR receiver
  • USB 2.0 (for service and support)
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n)

Apple TV (2nd generation)

Year introduced: Late 2010

Color: Black
Model number on bottom: A1378
Model Identifier: AppleTV2,1
Ports and interfaces:

  • HDMI (720P)
  • Optical audio
  • 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
  • Built-in IR receiver
  • Micro-USB (for service and support)
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)

Apple TV (3rd generation)

Year introduced: Early 2012

Color: Black
Model number on bottom:

  • A1427 for Apple TV (3rd generation)
  • A1469 for Apple TV (3rd generation) Rev A

Model Identifier: AppleTV3,1 (A1427) or AppleTV3,2 (A1469)
Ports and interfaces:

  • HDMI (720P or 1080P)
  • Optical audio
  • 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
  • Built-in IR receiver
  • Micro-USB (for service and support)
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)

Identify your model

You can also identify your model by looking at the back of the original box or the base of the Apple TV. The Apple TV model number is beneath the Apple logo in black or white text, along with the serial number and other information.

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