Apple TV 2012

While the new unit looks the same on the surface, most of the changes are under the hood. The Apple TV now features a 1080p resolution and a single-core A5 chip.
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New interface

The Apple TV interface has been upgraded, but doesn't yet support downloadable apps.
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1080p content

Users can now download 1080p movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store
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More changes

Other changes include the ability to redownload purchased movies through iCloud and "Genius" recommendations for movies. The Photo Stream resolution has been bumped up to 1080p.
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New operating system

The new version 5 software is also available for existing Apple TV boxes from today.
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Remote

The Apple TV retains the metallic remote.
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The iTunes store

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Genius recommendations

Based on the purchase of Louie, Genius was able to suggest similar content including Party Down and Parks and Recreation
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Choosing a resolution

While locked to 720p on the existing Apple TV, the new 2012 model supports 1080p
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