The Apple TV (3rd Generation, Early 2013, AppleTV3,2)

Compared to the model it quietly replaced, it has a smaller 28 nm version of the Apple A5 processor (S5L8947), different identifiers, and supports Peer-to-Peer AirPlay (running Apple TV Software Update 7.0 or later). Consequently, has documented it as its own model, accordingly.

Like the earlier Apple TV (3rd Generation), it has 512 MB of RAM and is capable of supporting 1080p video.

Both third generation Apple TV models make it easy to rent or purchase movies and TV shows from Apple as well as stream or mirror movies, shows, photos and other content from an iPod, iPhone or iPad as well as from a Mac or PC. It has built-in support for iCloud, Netflix, YouTube and Flickr along with other services like Apple TV+.

This model runs a variant of the iOS that powers the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad models, although it does not formally run the iOS and it cannot run iOS applications either.

Connectivity includes HDMI, optical audio, 10/100Base-T Ethernet, a single Micro-USB port "for service and diagnostics" (and hacking), and 802.11a/b/g/n wireless networking as well as Bluetooth 4 (after the Apple TV 6.1 update).


January 29, 2013* October 3, 2016**
1 N/A
1 GHz* Apple A5
Soldered Integrated
Onboard N/A
512 MB* 512 MB*
Details: *Apple does not specify the amount of RAM onboard. However, third-parties have confirmed that it has 512 MB of RAM like other iOS devices that support 1080p video.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
512 MB None
Single Display* Multiple*
Details: The third generation Apple TV requires a "high-definition TV with HDMI and [that is] capable of 1080p or 720p at 60/50Hz."

Also see: How do you connect the black second and third generation Apple TV models to a television?
None N/A
Details: *Officially, the third generation Apple TV models have no internal storage. However, third-parties have determined that they actually have 8 GB of flash memory to cache content, just like the second generation Apple TV.
None None
None 10/100Base-T
802.11a/b/g/n 4*
Details: The third generation Apple TV has built-in support for 802.11a/b/g/n.

*After the Apple TV 6.1 update, the third-generation Apple TV supports "Bluetooth discovery" of select devices using the Bluetooth 4 standard.

Also see: What is 802.11n? How is it different from 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a?
1 (Micro-USB) None
None None
None Apple Remote*
Cuboid Apple TV (2nd Gen)
Details: Uses a tiny 3.9 inch by 3.9 inch, 0.9 inch tall case.
MD199LL/A 3rd Gen
A1469 (EMC 2633) AppleTV3,2
Details: These identifiers are unique to this specific Apple TV.

Also see: All Apple devices with the A1469 Model Number, the 2633 EMC Number, and the AppleTV3,2 Model Identifier.

For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on Macs, please refer to's Mac Identification section.
Apple TV 6.1* Apple TV 7.5*
Details: *Apple does not formally specify what operating system this third generation Apple TV uses, but it first was pre-installed with a modified version of iOS 6.1. It is not capable of running iOS applications or the later "tvOS."
3.9 x 3.9 x 0.9 0.6 lbs. (0.27 kg)
SKU appletv3rdgen-4
Barcode # 885909516230
Brand Apple
Shipping Cubic 0.000125000m3

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