Apple TV (3rd Generation)

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Apple TV (3rd Generation)
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Apple TV, 3rd generation
Apple TV (3rd Generation)
Product familyApple TV
TypeDigital media player
Release dateMarch 7, 2012
Introductory price$99
Operating systemApple TV Software 7.9
System on a chipApple A5
Memory512 MB (LPDDR2)
Storage8 GB NAND flash
GraphicsPowerVR SGX543MP2
Connectivity1 HDMI, 1 Optical audio, 1 Micro-USB

The Apple TV is a digital media streaming device that plays video and audio to a TV or external display. The 3rd generation Apple TV was originally released in March 2012 and was quietly updated with a "Rev A" model in January 2013.

Collection Specifics

My 3rd generation Apple TV is the original 2012 model that I bought from a Deseret Industries thrift store in Mesa, AZ for $10 in November 2021.

Operating System

Originally, the 3rd generation Apple TV was shipped with Apple TV Software 5.0. Currently, my TV is running Apple TV Software 7.9, released on March 14, 2022, which is the last version supported on this device. The 3rd generation Apple TV does not support tvOS.