Apple TV Go: iPad Pro Modded Into Portable tvOS Device

Apple TV enthusiast Sigmund Judge has modded an iPad Pro into a portable Apple TV. The project involved modifying an Apple TV for USB-C power, routing the Apple TV's HDMI signal onto the iPad with a USB video capture device, and more.

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Judge even created a custom Magic Keyboard with a silver enclosure and black keys to match the design of the Apple TV's Siri Remote.

The modded device is called the Apple TV Go, and Judge published a story on MacStories today with complete details about the project for those interested in learning more about the complex steps that were involved in building it.

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jvchappy Avatar
2 weeks ago
... but why?
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Veinticinco Avatar
2 weeks ago
And this, ladies and gents, is what it looks like from behind...a Velcro'd atrocity ?

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kiensoy Avatar
2 weeks ago
I remember when Apple included Front Row and a remote with every Mac to do just that. I wish they would bring it back.
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2 weeks ago

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dork Avatar
2 weeks ago
I already have an iPad that I use exclusively as a TV - I just run all the apps on it (Apple TV +, Hulu, Netflix, Max, etc etc). I do not for the life of me understand why someone would undertake such a clunky workaround to accomplish something that an iPad can already do without any modifications at all.
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macfacts Avatar
2 weeks ago
So this is an apple tv+magic keyboard+iPad pro? Can't an iPad pro + magic keyboard do everything this can do? What's the point of adding the apple tv?
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