Apple TV and Siri Remote viewed from above diagonally

Apple continues to test a mysterious product similar in size to Apple TV

THE mystery around a supposed new Apple product with a format similar to Apple TV, but with energy capacities and even slightly different connections, continues.

I explain: before starting to sell any type of electronic product in the United States, Apple needs to be endorsed by Federal Communications Commission. Last September, Apple sent a new product to the FCC to evaluate and run some tests. This mysterious device has almost the same dimensions and hole (for screws) as the current Apple TV.

The tests carried out by the FCC cover Bluetooth and NFC – no Wi-Fi testing, which means that either Apple will reuse a design already known to the commission or that the product does not have such connectivity. In addition to this possible difference in connectivity, while the fourth generation Apple TV works at 12V / 920mA, this mysterious product apparently requires somewhere between 5.5 / 13.2V and 100 / 700mA.

This device was identified as the model A1844; a few weeks ago, Apple sent a new model of it (A1846) for the FCC to test. The only difference was due to the model – and the SKU, which jumped from JR1 to JR2.

This week, the company sent yet another model of this mysterious device to the FCC for testing. Interestingly, it is identified as A1845, which suggests that it is an intermediate version to the others already sent to the agency to evaluate.

Apple again requested that most of the documents (photos, user manuals and schematics) related to the product remain confidential.

Are we facing three models of a possible new product? Only time will tell …


Apple TV and Siri Remote viewed from above diagonally

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