After years of disguising the fact that Apple TV had a real operating system, with the 4th generation device, Apple is all over it – even renaming it tvOS.
In January 2013, Apple introduced a revised version of the 3rd generation Apple TV, this time with an updated A5 chip that also included an improved graphics processor.
After 1-1/2 years on the market, the second generation Apple TV was replaced by the third generation, which looks exactly the same.
Four years after introducing the original Apple TV, Apple introduced the second generation, taking a new direction with its smaller, more affordable device – one-third the cost of the original!
In 2001, Apple expanded into music with the iPod. In 2007, into television with Apple TV. But the original Apple TV was a lot different than the compact models we’ve seen since.