The "iFixIt" site has torn down the new Apple TV. You can see the entire thing at http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Apple-TV-2nd-Generation-Teardown/3625/1, but here are some of the highlights:
° The Apple TV is the least expensive iOS device Apple has ever shipped. The set-top box continues the trend of cost-cutting that we saw in the iPad, even sharing several parts with its tablet cousin.
° The big news: "iFixIt" uncovered a Samsung NAND flash chip and found it has a whopping 8GB of flash storage! The A4 processor has 256MB of integrated RAM, the same as the iPad.
° Apple's current HD movies generally run less than 4GB, but Apple needs around 512MB for the OS and likely wants to leave room for video quality improvements over time.
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