Another difference between Apple TV and Apple TV 2 is in color: the case of the new Apple TV is black, the first generation had the typical white from Apple. The power supply of the second generation consumes only six watts instead of the 48 of the previous; in tests, we measured consumption even lower energy. This huge energy savings are, in any case, merely relative, since the multimedia content must be transferred from computer (or other devices) connected to the grid, which consume significantly more power.
While the first generation of Apple TV available an integrated hard drive that allowed storemultimedia content, the second generation fully committed streaming, giving up the option to save files directly to the device. Access via streaming media through iTunes, Internet and Peripherals Therefore, the only remaining possibility of acquiring multimedia content for Apple TV is the streaming format through iTunes, or download, also through iTunes to connected computers and keep them there for later playback.
Moreover, Apple's Airplay feature allows transfer to Apple TV from devices with iOS (iPod, iPad) music files, video and photos wirelessly via WLAN and play them on the TV. Apple TV also gives access to online multimedia content from YouTube, Flickr and Apple Mobile Me. Both the how to jailbreak apple tv included remote control as the logical structure of the menus facilitate the handling of the device Apple TV. connections Apple TV (2) provides the following connections: