Apple TV 4 unboxing

The just-announced Apple TV 4th-generation will be out sometime in late October, but a YouTuber by the name of Andru Edwards got his hands on a unit early. To our knowledge, this is the first unboxing of the Apple TV on the web. Check out the video and see it for yourself.

Inside the box is the following:

  • Apple TV set top box
  • Siri remote
  • Lightning cable
  • Power cord

The thing that stuck out to me the most was the Siri remote. Despite how it may have appeared on stage, the remote isn’t made of cheap plastic. On the bottom of the remote  is an aluminum surface similar to the Apple TV remote from the 2nd and 3rd generation units. The top of the remote looks a lot more substantial than it did on stage as well.

Apple TV 4th gen remote

Edwards doesn’t actually go into setting up the Apple TV 4, but his unboxing does show the unit with its new USB-C port, and the remote with its Lightning port for charging.

As expected, the Apple TV 4th generation looks largely the same as its last two predecessors, only a bit taller. Inside the unit is an A8 SoC and a confirmed 2GB of RAM. Customers will have the option of buying a 32GB Apple TV for $149 or a 64GB version for $50 more.

We’ll have more about the Apple TV 4th gen as the time comes closer for it to launch.

What do you think about the unboxing? Are you happy with the way the new Apple TV looks?

  • Latinpride011

    Thought they would go for a newer look

    • Merman123

      Yeah. I guess it doesn’t matter at the end of the day, but it doesn’t look sleek at all.

    • Jack Wong

      Wow… I really did not think of that…

  • Jon K

    He must have some connection at Apple. I assume like the iPhones the retail boxed units arent even in the US yet as they get shipped in a week or 2 before the launch; which is October for the TV.

    • JaeM1llz

      Certain developers have early access so they can begin developing apps. Although, he probably broke some sort of agreement by showing this.

      • Kyle

        Yeah but these units start shipping next week. So he must have Apple connections. And yes, there are agreements prohibiting you from reviewing, talking and writing about it and so on.

  • RayRayBeav

    Am I the only one that did not see any type of USB-C port? The only ‘port’ I saw was the Lightning port to charge the Siri Remote.

    • al7oot

      on the back of the Apple TV there is a USB-C port.

      • RayRayBeav

        Thanks!! I guess I didn’t see it when I originally watched the video. 🙂

  • I was slightly hoping for a new design, but my guess is they saved time and made it cheaper by just using the original design, and making it bigger. And since it sits underneath your TiVo and crap, I guess it doesn’t really matter.

  • Joostiphone

    Im buying one if this thing receives a untethered jailbreak.

    • Kyle McNulty – Mclovin341

      They crash my phone also :/ so annoying. If it continues id be forced to use some kind of ad block which I don’t agree with

    • Mark S

      I’ll buy a couple if we get a jailbreak so I can use external storage specifically. But I don’t see the external storage happening.

  • Sailor_V90

    Still curious will there be a bundle pack or a subscription that allows users to acquire multiple channels at an affordable price? Because if people have to pay separate for every channel (i.e. Netflix, HBO, Showtime, Hulu) they might as well just keep their DVR because buying all the channels you want every month could easily amount the same as to a cable bill; just for those 4 channels you are already at $47.96 (do the math)

  • ravinigga

    I heard that are two Apple tv 1 with Siri remote And 1 without Siri remote, And only 8 out of 80 get with Siri. Its true?
    If yes then i need visit Germany

    • Nick Greenway

      No… They still sell the old apple tv 3.

      • ravinigga

        I know but i saw THE new Apple tv comes in two version with Siri And without siri

      • Nick Greenway

        That information is not accurate. Apple sells the Apple TV 4 with Siri. And they also sell the old AppleTV 3 without Siri.

      • ravinigga

        Well i saw on multiple site that are two remotes. With Siri button and 1 without Siri button.
        But let’s hope is not true

  • coLin

    will it have a browser built in? so I wouldn’t have to mirror my laptop/iPhone screen.

    • No official browser, but developers could easily make one since UIWebView is available.

  • Greg Warren

    Shocked and disappointed that it’s not Gigabit ethernet.

    • kickinghorse99

      Well you have to wait for apple TV 5 😉

    • mrgerbik

      Dont think that kind of speed is needed for what Apple has intended for it.
      But its goofy for sure considering 1Gbit module/chipset is very inexpensive

  • Jason Baroni

    I also thought the new remote looked cheap at first glance but it is actually impressively good looking.

  • Karl Sullivan

    The missing optical out may mean i stick to the ATV 3. Don’t want another box to split the HDMI video and audio to my AV equipment.

  • PowerOfOne

    i figured the box would be the same look which i dont mind i like the cool, the remote on the other hand i expected more out of them

  • Carlos B

    Pretty excited for this, I had both Apple TV 2&3, just recently sold the 3rd gen for $50 after the announcement. Will definitely be buying one once it releases.