will there be an firmware update ?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by PokezoN, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    if a new hardware comes out do you think that a new firmware would be out too ? for all the ones that already purchased AppleTV ?

    baa i really hope so
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    There is no reason at all the current AppleTV hardware couldn't handle rentals for example if thats whats coming. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see an AppleTV firmware update, considering its currently based on 10.4.7, would be a great opportunity to move it up to being leopard 10.5 based.

    Whether Apple provide the previous gen (if its replaced) with the ability is another question ;)

    As an owner of the 40 gig original they better!
     
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    samh004

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    I can imagine a firmware update for rentals, but certain other things might require newer hardware, and nothing can be done about that except to upgrade.
     
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    Scarpad

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    Early Adopters getting hosed is par for the course from Apple nothing you can do about it.
     
  5. macrumors 68000

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    And just about any technology company when the 2nd generation hardware comes out. Why do people think this is an Apple-exclusive thing??? :confused:

    Any of the likely updates coming will be handled via a software update. There is no reason for any new AppleTV hardware, except maybe hard drive size increases.
     
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    Danksi

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    I think Apple (& the studio's) would be stupid leaving the current :apple:TV owners behind, considering it's an established user-base, ready and waiting for such a service. We'll see I guess.

    Personally I wouldn't mind paying for an update, if it were worth while - having to replace hardware, just for rentals would be ridiculous.
     

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