Identifying Apple TV models

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

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)

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 (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)

Identify your model

Here are three places to find the model number of your Apple TV.

Settings

In the Apple TV Home screen, you'll find the model number by going to Settings > General > About.

The bottom of the Apple TV

You'll find the model number beneath the Apple logo in black or white text, along with the serial number and other information.

Serial number on Apple TV

The box

You'll find the model number on the back of box it came in.

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