Tech Specs: Apple iTV

Technical Specifications


In the box

  • Apple TV
  • Apple Remote
  • Power cord
  • Quick Start guide

Size and weight

  • Footprint: 7.7 by 7.7 inches (197 by 197 mm)
  • Height: 1.1 inches (28 mm)
  • Weight: 2.4 pounds (1.09 kg)1


  • Built-in 48-watt universal power supply

Apple TV QTVRTake it for a spin. View a QTVR of Apple TV.

Processor and storage


  • Intel processor
  • 40GB hard drive2 for storing content locally
  • Up to 50 hours of movies and TV shows3
  • Up to 9,000 songs4
  • Up to 25,000 pictures5

System requirements

  • Mac or PC
  • iTunes 7
  • Mac: Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later
  • PC: Windows XP Home/Professional (SP2)
  • AirPort Extreme, Wi-Fi 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n wireless network6 (wireless video streaming requires 802.11g or 802.11n), or 10/100BASE-T Ethernet network

Ports and interfaces

  • HDMI (video and audio)
  • Component video
  • Optical audio
  • Analog RCA stereo audio
  • 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
  • USB 2.0
  • 802.11n wireless networking6
  • Built-in IR receiver (works with included Apple Remote)

Environmental requirements

  • Operating temperature: 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
  • Storage temperature: -40° to 185° F
    (-40° to 85° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3,000 m)


  • Video formats supported: H.264 and protected H.264 (from iTunes Store): 640 by 480, 30 fps, LC version of Baseline Profile; 320 by 240, 30 fps, Baseline profile up to Level 1.3; 1280 by 720, 24 fps, Progressive Main Profile. MPEG-4: 640 by 480, 30 fps, Simple Profile


  • Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps); protected AAC (from iTunes Store); MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps); MP3 VBR; Apple Lossless; AIFF; WAV


  • Photo formats supported: JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PNG

TV compatibility

  • Enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen TVs capable of 1080i 60/50Hz, 720p 60/50Hz, 576p 50Hz (PAL format), or 480p 60Hz

HDMI cable


  1. Actual weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  2. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  3. Video capacity based on H.264 1.5-Mbps video at 640-by-480 resolution combined with 128-Kbps audio. Actual capacity varies by content.
  4. Music capacity based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding. Actual capacity varies by content.
  5. Photo capacity based on Apple TV-viewable photos transferred from iTunes.
  6. Based on an IEEE 802.11n draft specification. Learn more about the 802.11n draft specification.
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Just a computer geek that is into all kinds of things involving computers, music, water sports, electronics, and basically anything high tech. Now days the way our Government is run; politics.

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