apple tv 3

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Arsu, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Arsu macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2011
    i just bought an apple tv 2...was it too soon?? should i have waited more?? cuz i see ppl been mentioning apple tv this gonna be coming out soon??
  2. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009

    well it took a couple of years for the atv2 to come out

    so who knows when the atv3 will be out

    just enjoy your apple tv

    when the new one comes , sell yours or give it away to family
  3. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

    May 6, 2004
    Since it is a streaming box with a decent CPU, I think we are more likely to see a few software upgrades before any hardware upgrades. In general people don't upgrade their TVs and DVD/Blu-Ray players as often as their computing products therefore they will not want to upgrade their AppleTV every year.

    All upgrades will be via added features and services for the next year or two.
    Maybe games via iPhone and iPad?

    The hardware can play 1080p video, but apple doesn't allow it yet, bc they don't sell/rent it and the files are huge, requiring users to have much faster Internet. Also in the USA, all/most cable providers only use 720p or 1080i video = current AppleTV specs

    Most people sit far enough away from their HDTV that they can't even tell the difference between 720p and 1080p

    Also 1080p will require new contracts with Hollywood :(

    So given the capabilities of the current device and complications of making it better, I doubt we will see a new AppleTV 3 in 2011.

    It will be cheaper for them to put A5 chips in a 2012 AppleTV 3.

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