Apple Store“With last minute graphics-related issues seemingly sorted out, Apple Inc. expects to begin manufacturing ramp up of its long-awaited Apple TV wireless media hub as early as Monday,” Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider.

“The move comes exactly 6 months from the day in which the Cupertino-based iPod maker first unveiled the $299 device to a crowd of media folk and analysts at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, Calif.,” Jade reports.

Jade reports, “Although Apple has never offered an official explanation for the delays… people familiar with the matter have instead fingered NVIDIA as the source of the last month’s delay, explaining that quirks in the embedded graphics software raised some last minute red flags over in Apple’s quality assurance department.”

“Apple TV will drawn its graphics capabilities from NVIDIA’s G72M graphics chipset with 64MB DDR2 video memory — essentially the firm’s GeForce Go 7400 chip,” Jade reports. “At the heart of Apple TV device is a 1.0GHz Pentium M-based Intel chip with 2MB of L2 cache (code-named “Crofton”), which will be under-clocked to run on a 350MHz bus. The device will also pack 256MB of non-upgradable 400MHz DDR2 main system memory, a 40GB 2.5-inch PATA hard disk drive, and a 802.11n capable wireless card.”

Full article with more about the reasons for the Apple TV delays here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Adam W.” for the heads up.]

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