Apple TV 3

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  1. 81Tiger04 macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for the links in reference to the rumored TV SET. However, I am referring to the little black box that costs $99 and that would be 3rd of the product.
     
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    Apple is an uber secretive company and to that point there has only been speculation and rumors regarding this. Nothing from apple and so its just wild guesses at this point
     
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    I Normally Manage

    To get some info. from my Apple Guru, and friends, but on the ATV3 I just get " I can't tell you anything about an ATV3 at the moment. I read this as "Somethings coming soon" But Nothing official; yet.

    I'm happy with my 2nd generation, it does everything I need it to do, and Apple have had Mega bucks from me this year....Need to save a little or break some new Bands and videos... (which is why I upgraded all mt stuff in the first place):)
     
  6. Rondofan9 macrumors member

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    The apple television will most likely replace the ATV... Once an apple television is released I don't foresee them continuing to release apple tv's. Releasing them means that anyone can hook it up to their current television so they would get less sells on their televisions. Also releasing them means they waste more time developing software and OS for the atvs when they could be working on a television. Typical "macrumor" debate, but just my hypothesis.
     
  7. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    Was thinking about picking up an ATV2 but now i'm not too sure. Apple online seem to have stock but you can't get them from Argos, Currys, Comet, PCworld in my area.

    Do I, Don't I? :eek:
     
  8. Moccasin macrumors 6502a

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    Thinking exactly the same thing. That said, my NAS is in my front hall and if i got an ATV, I could use the airport express being used for Airplay in my sitting room to move the NAS upstairs as an added bonus.
     
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    I've been holding off for about a year hoping that the ATV3 was going to be released soon but last night I finally relented and ordered the damn thing.

    I figure $95 isn't that much to begin with so when the ATV3 is released I'll end up with one in the bedroom.

    I also expect now that I bought one for the ATV3 to be released any day :eek:
     
  10. Moccasin macrumors 6502a

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    OP - no news on the ATV3 in normal Apple fashion. Some doubt whether it will ever be upgraded if the rumoured TV set is released. That's probably at least 6 months away in any case.

    Given that I don't really need a new TV, would be reluctant to go for a 1st gen Apple TV set and £99 is a decent price, I may just go ahead and buy ATV2 and watch how things pan out
     
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    I ended up buying two for xmas since one was held up in shipping I had to stop at the Apple store to pick one up I planned on giving to my father.

    So Tuesday I got the other one that seemed to be backed up in the shipping process. I was really hoping for the next gereration to come out...but hell it's only $100 and it will go on my bedroom TV.

    What I would like to see is an app store be brought to the ATV2 or the next version.
     
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    I REALLY hope this is not the case...I'll be really pissed. If that does end up happening, then I'm probably going to abandon buying TV/movies through iTMS, find a way to remove the DRM from the stuff I've already bought, and then start using another vendor (Amazon) with another device (Roku?) that can do 1080p. Sick to death of the limitations imposed by the ATV2, and about to give up on Apple.
     
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    I agree, and the rumor is they are only building 32" and 37" TV's right now. If they stop making the current line of ATV's I don't think it will work out too well. 32" works ok for my bedroom, but I need something larger....and affordable in my living room.
     

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