The latest Apple TV was torn down recently, but it still has a surprise or two up its sleeve. According to a report in Chipworks, the 2012 unit has a dual-core A5 chip that’s only using one of its two cores. They discovered it’s actually the same 32nm SoC found in newer iPad 2 units. You can read more about the Apple TV’s underlying architecture on Chipworks’s website.
Apple TV (2012) uses same chip as iPad 2 but only uses one core originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 12 Apr 2012 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.