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Apple TV 4K set top box disassembled with surprise Ethernet port hidden with lighting connector

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2019/10/18 11:35:07     readed:84

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Bradley believes that the lighting port can be used to access Apple TV4KFirmware, want to this streaming media set-top box launch jailbreak friends, might as well start from this aspect.

Apple cleverly hides external access to lighting contacts through a sliding half bar on the back of the Ethernet port. Move the door panel up to reveal a set of pins, but it looks like a special connector is needed.

Steven Troughton Smith, a developer, thinks Apple will use lightning pins to debug its hardware. After all, looking back, it's not the first time the company has done so.

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Apple, for example, removed the Apple Watch's data port from the slot that houses the strap, but it's not clear how to do a similar thing with the Apple TV 4K set-top box.

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