Modding Transformed This M4 iPad Pro into a Portable tvOS Gadget

### What can you do when you want the world’s most advanced display screen, the M4 iPad Pro, to work as a portable TV for your best streaming tool, the Apple TV 4K?

You might begin by gaining from somebody who has actually done just that, modding his devices to create the ‘Apple Television Go’– full with a personalized Magic Key-board that matches the Siri Remote.

### Developing the Ultimate Portable tvOS Tool

Sigmund Court, host of the Apple TV-focused podcast Magic Rays of Light, has actually detailed his development of the Apple Television Go in an interesting brand-new item at MacStories.

He starts by explaining his packaging dilemma from in 2014’s WWDC, where tvOS beta screening required bringing a comprehensive collection of gear– consisting of an outside display.

Inspired by the M4 iPad Pro’s top-class OLED innovation and various other modding journeys, Judge came up with a brand-new approach:

> The introduction of iPadOS 17 and its assistance for UVC (USB Video Class) gadgets had my creativity running wild at the opportunities for this year. I needed to become the hero of my very own tale and produce the on-the-go tvOS workstation I visualized by braving the world of hardware alteration and structure my really own Apple TV Go.

The finished item is a view to lay eyes on, including an Apple television 4K attached to the iPad Pro’s instance alongside other required peripherals.
Custom Magic Keyboard matches Siri Remote
### Modding Magic: Turning an M4 iPad Pro right into a Portable tvOS Gadget

#### The Enjoyable in Modification

What’s especially fun about Judge’s technique is that he re-themed his iPad Pro’s Magic Key-board to enhance the Apple television brand name. By replacing his white key-board’s secrets with black ones, Court’s key-board now looks like the Apple television 4K’s Siri Remote with its silver and black color design.

> I began the procedure by consuming 3 mugs of coffee and taking precise notes on Nikolai Christ’s superb YouTube video clips detailing the process of getting rid of the clips from each crucial kind, as well as the steel mechanisms existing in the extra-large tricks and room bar. Over the course of the next 5 hours, I effectively changed each key on my Magic Key-board, with all secrets maintaining the capability and traveling expected out of the box– bar 3 of the smaller sized secrets that were damaged, in addition to two scissor buttons which are specifically delicate on the Magic Key-board’s 11″ version.


Judge’s experiment is well worth a complete read to see specifically how the modding process functioned and the various use instances he’s delighted in utilizing the Apple television Go. He concludes:

> While the concept of a mobile tvOS workstation is unbelievably particular niche, it even more shows what a pleasure the iPad is as a modular computing system. Yes, Apple TV Go is yet another strange experiment, yet it’s one that addresses a trouble and pushes the iPad’s modularity to its imaginable restrictions.