How to Identify Your Apple TV Model?

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There are various parameters through which you can detect which Apple TV model you are using currently. Although we can differentiate the devices internally as well as externally. In order to differentiate internally, there are various things like as tvOS, streaming, Siri, apps, games, processing speed and Bluetooth. On the other hand, we can also differentiate externally via, size, weight and TV’s model number.

Identify through model number

Apple TV (1st generation)
Model number – A1218
Year released- 2007
Colour – Silver
Apple remote – White

Apple TV (2nd generation)
Model number -A1378
Year released- 2010
Colour – Black
Apple remote – Aluminium

Apple TV (3rd generation)
Model number – A1427
Year released- 2012
Colour – Black
Apple remote – Aluminium

Apple TV (4th generation)
Model number – A1625
Year released- 2015
Colour – Black
Apple remote – Siri remote/ Apple TV remote

Apple TV 4K –
Year released- 2017
Colour – Black
Apple remote – Siri remote with Touchpad and mic.

1. To identify model number, navigate to Settings section and then head towards General> About. Now you will easily find the model number.

2. You need to check the external bottom of Apple TV as you can also find the model number of your device.

3. Also, check that box in which your Apple TV arrived as there you can also useful information.

Identify through Port and Connectors

Apple TV (1st generation) – It contains power port, HDMI port, component video port, Ethernet port, optical digital audio port, analog audio port & USB 2.0.

Apple TV (2nd generation) & Apple TV (3rd generation) – The only difference between Apple TV (2nd generation) & Apple TV (3rd generation) is that the Apple TV of 3rd generation has more pixels for HDMI. Besides this, both models of Apple TV have the power port, Ethernet port, optical digital audio, HDMI port & Micro-USB. Also, both models of Apple TV have same networking capabilities i.e., WiFi (802.11a/b/g/n) & 10/100BASE-T Ethernet and IR receiver.

Apple TV (4th generation) – These models contain the least amount of external ports & connectors. In these models, there are 4 ports for power supply, HDMI 1.4 (720p and 1080p), Ethernet and USB-C connection. It also offers 10/100BASE-T Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology, WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO) & IR receiver.

Apple TV 4K – These models have only three ports i.e., HDMI 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi (802.11ac with MIMO), Bluetooth 5.0 & IR receiver.

Based on Size and Weight
All models of Apple TV are slightly different in size and weight.

Apple TV (1st generation)
Approx size (cm) -19.5*19.5*2.8
Weight (Kg)- 1.1

Apple TV (2nd generation)
Approx size (cm) -9.9*9.9*2.3
Weight (Kg)- 0.27

Apple TV (3rd generation)
Approx size (cm) -9.9*9.9*2.3
Weight (Kg)- 0.27

Apple TV (4th generation)
Approx size (cm) -9.9*9.9*3.3
Weight (Kg)- 0.43

Apple TV 4K
Approx size (cm) -9.9*9.9*3.5
Weight (Kg)- 0.43

Hope, overall information will help you to identify your Apple TV. If still, you have any kind of confusion in identifying your Apple TV model, then call right away at Apple TV Customer Support Number and get instant assistance from experts.

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