How to Know which generation Apple TV you have?

Apple TV generation list

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

Note: Second and third-generation Apple TVs support Netflix.

Apple TV 1st Generation

Apple TV 1st Gen
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 2nd Generation

Apple 2nd Gen
Next, Apple TV 2 & Apple TV 3 are both black in color and around 4 inches square. Apple TV 2 only offers a 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 3rd Generation

Apple TV 3rd Generation
The Apple TV 3 has a 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

Apple TV 4th Generation

apple TV HD (4th generation)

Apple TV’s 4th generation has a 720p or 1080p resolution.

  • Model No: A1625
  • Apple A8 (processor)
  • Apple A8 (PowerVR Series 6XT GX6450) (graphic card)
  • 36GB or 64GB storage.

Apple TV 4K (1st Generation)

Apple TV 4K (1st generation)

Apple TV’s 4K (1st generation) has a 2160p resolution.

  • Model No: A1842
  • Apple A10X Fusion (processor)
  • Apple A10X Fusion (4-Core) (graphic card)
  • 36GB or 64GB Storage
  • 3 GB LPDDR4 (RAM)

Apple TV 4K (2nd Generation)

apple TV 4K (2nd generation)

Apple TV’s 4K (2nd Generation) has a 480p to 2160p resolution.

  • Model No: A2169
  • Apple A12 (processor)
  • Apple A12 (4-Core) (graphic card)
  • 36GB or 64GB Storage
  • 3 GB LPDDR4 (RAM)

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How to Find Your Apple TV model number
Apple TV model number

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

SEE ALSO: How to Fix Apple TV Cannot Connect to iTunes Store Issue.


Finally, we have come to the end of the topic. I hope this article helps you to know the Apple TV generation and how to know their model number. If you have any other doubts regarding this post, then feel free to ask me in the comment section below. Thank you and please keep engaging with us.

1 comment
  1. hello i just brought the new apple tv 4k in 2018 just few days ago it worked for few hours fine and then it updated and near responded to the remote the white light is blinking contantly and no responce on th tv with black screen.
    any help is much appriciated
    Thank you
    [email protected]

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