It looks like Apple may have quietly updated its Apple TV, although the device comes with the same A5 processor in terms of performance, the latest version actually features a smaller Apple A5 processor.
The guys over at Mac Rumors have discovered that the new Apple TV comes with a new A5 processor which is apparently considerably smaller than the previous versipn of Apple’s A5.
The original A5 chip introduced in 2011 for the iPad 2 was built on a 45-nanometer process, measuring 10.09 mm by 12.15 mm, while the first die-shrunk A5 introduced in 2012 for the third-generation Apple TV and the tweaked iPad 2 measured 41% smaller at 8.19 mm by 8.68 mm.
This new A5 found in the tweaked third-generation Apple TV is considerably smaller still, with our measurements putting the chip at just 6 mm by 6 mm.
Samsung had previously made the A5 processor for Apple, and it is now possible that this new version could actually be made by a different manufacturer.
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