How to Know which generation Apple TV you have?


Are you new to Apple TV? Do you want to find Model No or Generation details for your old Apple TV? Here’s the way to find Apple TV generation details.

Note: Second and third generation Apple TVs support Netflix.

Apple TV generation details

Apple TV generation comparison

Apple TV 1

Around 8 inch square, grey or silver color.

  • Model No: A1218 – AppleTV1,1 – MA711LL/A
  • 1 GHz Intel “Crofton” Pentium M (Processor)
  • Nvidia GeForce Go 7300 with 64 MB of VRAM (Graphics card)
  • 40 or 160 GB hard disk, USB 2.0

Apple TV 2

Apple TV 2 & Apple TV 3 are both black color and around 4 inch square. Apple TV 2 only offer 720p resolution.

  • Model No: A1378 – AppleTV2,1 – MC572LL/A
  • Apple A4 (ARM Cortex-A8) (Processor)
  • Apple A4 (PowerVR SGX535) (graphics card)
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 8 GB storage

Apple TV 3

Apple TV 3 has 1080p resolution. You can find this detail in the box or navigate Settings -> Audio and Video -> TV resolution to find this detail.

  • Model No: A1427 – AppleTV3,1 – MD199LL/A
  • Apple A5  (processor)
  • Apple A5 (PowerVR SGX543MP2) (graphics card)
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 8 GB storage

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Howto Find Your Apple TV model no

Apple TV model number

You can find Apple TV model number at the back of the original box.

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