Apple TV update cycle

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by emjaycee18, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. emjaycee18 macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2010
    I'm thinking of purchasing my first Apple TV within the next couple of month (Dec-Feb). Does anyone know if an updated model is supposed to be available?

    Apple TV's are not listed in the buyers guide, so I don't know if it follows the 1 year update, or as to which month either.

  2. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    Reading the AppleTv's release cycle "tea leaves" is pretty much a fools game. In general it pretty much does not have a release cycle. Waiting in case a new one comes out is pretty much a complete guess.

    If one of the existing models works for what you want, might as well just get it imo.
  3. steve09090 macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2008
    I believe it's doubtful they will upgrade soon. The TV3 has an A5 chip and is 1080P. I can't see why they would need to change that, and I can't see what extra functionality they would gain by doing it.
  4. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    What can they gain by adding an A6 chip or A6X

    Maybe a smoother/faster UI ?
    I don't find the current ATV to be slow
  5. lunaoso macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2012
    Boston, MA
    The only upgrade I could see would be more storage space for apps and maybe a A6 along with it for games I guess. But even that isn't that likely.
  6. Ic3y macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2012
    Would like to see a TV tuner added and optional iCloud DVR recording service.

    Would be a nice competitor to the new Boxee TV.

    BTW, why haven't they added a Pandora app after all these years ? Seems like a no brainer.
  7. boomhower macrumors 68000


    Oct 21, 2011
    I don't see them doing any upgrades for a while, there isn't anything gain right now. If they do add an app store then more space for apps and more CPU/GPU power for games would be useful but first they have to do an app store which I'm not convinced they are doing anytime soon as they have enough software that needs fixing as is.

    I don't see a tuner being added. If Apple does get a deal done with the cable companies to get a set-top box I think it will be a separate device than what we have now with the current Apple TV or it's successor continuing on. The Apple TV as we know won't get a tuner, they want you to buy the media from iTunes. I just don't see them doing a Microsoft like media center and cable card without being directly in cahoots with the cable companies.

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