a breakdown of the new apple tv 4k by appleinsider revealed not only an improved a10x processor inside the device but also a new cooling system that utilizes a fan and thermal venting to keep the device functioning properly.
the new apple tv 4k. (appleinsider/youtube)
according to the post, “the fan in the device is the first of its kind in any apple tv. the new thermal solution in the apple tv 4k combines the fairly large fan with the heat sink and emi shield combination from the fourth-generation device.”
among the assorted chips that are inside the new apple tv 4k are a broadcom thunderbolt to gigabit ethernet chip, 3gb of sk hynix ram, a custom memory controller, a murata wi-fi and bluetooth module, toshiba flash memory, and a megachips displayport 1.4 to hdmi 2.0 converter.
check back with appleinsider as the site promises a more complete breakdown of the new device soon.
in the meantime, learn more about the apple 4k tv in the video below: