How long do you think Apple will support the ATV 2?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Dookieman, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. Dookieman macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2009
    With the Apple TV 2 only having an A4 chip and approaching 4 years old, how long do you think Apple will continue to support it? It still seems to be running quite smooth and since I only have a 720P TV its all I really need. Just curious for peoples opinions.

  2. Richdmoore macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    Troutdale, OR
    Of course it's a total guess, but unless apple decides to unlock the apple tv to 3rd party apps, I would think that it will be supported the same as the 3rd gen Apple tv, except 720 maximum resolution instead of 1080.

    I think that if apple decides to move beyond hobby status, they will probably release a new device that both atv 2 & atv 3 users will have to upgrade to get whatever advanced features the new device contains.
  3. twintin macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2012
  4. shyam09 macrumors 68020


    Oct 31, 2010
    ATV 2 is jailbreakable ... throw in XBMC and enjoy life.
  5. SteelBlueTJ macrumors 6502

    Apr 2, 2012
    I would guess they should continue to support it for a long while yet. I have two 2nd gens and have been very happy with them. I don't see the need to upgrade to the 3rd Gen.
  6. Dookieman thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2009
  7. Kenjancef macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2010
    East Providence, RI
    This... I would think that if they introduce a new ATV, it will DEFINITELY have some features that will only be available on the new device. I don't think Apple would want people to NOT buy the new device... :)

    I have both a 2nd gen and 3rd gen ATV, only because I needed a second ATV, and it happened to be at the time when the 3rd gen was available. I use both, and can't tell a difference really.
  8. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    Of course no saying whether new features will be provided, but it won't be considered "Vintage" until March 2017.
  9. Irishman macrumors 68030

    Nov 2, 2006
    I have one. What is the worst possible thing that could happen? If you think you're gonna fire it up one day and it won't work, your fear is unfounded, as Apple would never brick their devices en masse.

    If Apple stops offering new features that the newer models have (like 1080p, and maybe Wifi 802.11ac, or whatever current and future features show up), that is certainly more likely to happen - as it does with iOS devices. It will never stop your device from doing what you bought it to do.
  10. Dookieman thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2009
    Mainly discontinuing updates or having it become slow due to them pushing the little box to far. So far it's awesome, but I was just curious.

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