Second Generation Apple TV - The second-generation Apple TV is the successor to the Apple TV, Apple's entry into the set-top box/Internet-connected TV market.
While the original Apple TV was designed to store content locally – whether by syncing from a user's iTunes library or via download from the iTunes Store – the second generation model is more Internet-centric. It is designed to primarily stream content from iTunes libraries via AirPlay, the iTunes Store, YouTube, or websites like Netflix. As a result, it doesn’t offer much in the way of local storage (though there is 8 GB of Flash memory used for storing streamed content).
This version of the Apple TV runs a modified version of the iOS, the same operating system used by the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
The second-generation Apple TV debuted with a price of US$99.
2nd Generation Apple TV Features:
- Stream content from iTunes, web sources, iOS devices, or your computer
- All iTunes Store content is now rented, nothing is purchased anymore
- Netflix, YouTube, Flickr support
- NBA League Pass Broadband, MLB.TV (both require separate subscriptions)
720p (1280 x 720 pixels)
0.9 x 3.9 x 3.9 inches
iTunes 10.2 or later for Mac/PC connectivity
Released: late Sept. 2010
Discontinued: N/A, still being sold