Latest Apple TV has a die-shrunk A5 chip, not an A5X after all

Latest Apple TV has a die-shrunk A5 chip, not an A5X after all

The current Apple TV refresh contains a die-shrunk version of the single-core A5 system on a chip rather than the rumored A5X, reports MacRumors . We first heard about the new Apple TV from FCC documents in late January, but quickly found out from Apple that the refresh would only contain a “minor” component change. It turns out that wasn’t an exaggeration. The MacRumors team cracked open one of the newly-released Apple TVs (model number A1469), and found that the A5 inside was nearly 50 percent smaller than the last generation’s already-shrunken chip, measuring roughly 36 square millimeters (0.06 square inches). MacRumors points out that it’s unknown who is manufacturing the new chips — both longtime partner Samsung and rumored..

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Latest Apple TV has a die-shrunk A5 chip, not an A5X after all

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