Apple TV shows up at the FCC as the smaller model A1469

Jan 29, 2013
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An FCC filing has popped up showing a new Apple TV model smaller than the current version, dubbed model A1469. As far as design goes, not much appears changed besides the smaller dimensions, although there isn't much to go on at this point. Not surprisingly, Apple hasn't said anything about the device. You can check out its diagram after the jump.

According to the diagram, the A1469 model measures in at 93.7mm, while the current model is 98mm, making it just a tad smaller. MacRumors noted Apple TV's software update shows an AppleTV3,2 model, rumored to be for international shelves. Whether it is and this model is that one or a different one altogether is unknown.

This follows the Apple TV update we reported on yesterday, which added Bluetooth keyboard support, iTunes Match improvements, and a feature called Up Next. Owners of 2nd and 3rd generation Apple TVs can nab the update over-the-air if they haven't already installed it. After downloading, the device can be synced with a Bluetooth keyboard, freeing things up.

The Up Next feature added via the update is the same that was rolled out on iTunes 11, queuing and automatically playing content for the user without the need to create a specific playlist. As for the A1469 model, little else is known aside from its existence and dimensions. We'll keep an eye out for any new details that surface, so stay tuned.

[via Engadget]


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