Hypothetical "iTV" customers, how often will you upgrade?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by appleguy123, Nov 20, 2012.


How often will you update your "iTV"?

  1. Every update- assuming yearly

    1 vote(s)
  2. 2-3 Years

    2 vote(s)
  3. 4-5 years

    5 vote(s)
  4. 6-7 years

    0 vote(s)
  5. Whenever it stops functioning

    7 vote(s)
  1. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    A lot of Apple products I like to update every year. My laptops I upgrade when AppleCare runs out and sell them on eBay. You cannot do this with a TV. In addition, if Apple software differentiates iTV upgrades, are people going to buy buying $2000 TV sets for a few features?

    I hope they still offer the Apple TV as it currently is but give it the new TV's features.
  2. warvanov macrumors 6502a

    Oct 13, 2011
    How often will I update a product that I don't own, haven't seen details of, and that hasn't even been announced? That's a tough one.

    Without knowing the specifics of cost, features, or Apple's update cycle I don't understand the point of this poll.
  3. whooleytoo macrumors 604


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    We don't know how much an Apple television would cost, so perhaps 1-2 year upgrade cycles would be possible, if it was a lot cheaper than $2,000. One thing Apple is good at is entering an existing market and getting people to spend a lot more than they typically used to.

    There's no real reason why the "AppleTV" side of the television needs to be upgraded that often though. Both the Xbox 360 and PS3 are quite effective media hubs, and both are more than 6 years old. Apple could just push out updates to add apps/features as necessary.
  4. aross99 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2006
    East Lansing, MI
    This is one of the major drawbacks to an "iTV" as you have called it. Many people hang on to their TV's for 5-10 years.

    I agree that the stand alone Apple TV product is MUCH more attractive for this reason. Even a stand alone set top box would be an improvement over the whole TV.

    I think we need something between the current Apple TV and a full blown iTV, unless you have some way to replace the "computer" portion of the TV, without having to replace the whole TV screen and cabinet - and that doesn't seem like a very "Apple like" solution...
  5. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    The question is more of a general than a specific one. Most people keep their TVs for a long time. Do you think that people will Upend that? I don't.
  6. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    If I had an Apple Unicorn I would ugrade it probably every 3 years ... maybe four if the latest Unicorn had the features I had to have and depending on the Unicorn's price point.

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