Is it a good time to buy an Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by bob616, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. bob616 macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2008
    When are Apple TVs usually refreshed? Is there any chance that it will be updated next week at the iPhone event?
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    they previous 3 launches where all 2+ years apart so if you base your predictions on the past there will not be 2 releases in the same year
  3. throAU macrumors 601


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    I doubt there will be a new apple TV soon. The v3 plays 1080p content, is compatible with ML's airplay and desktop mirroring, and apple's focus is obviously streaming... not really a lot for apple to change, other than release an entirely different device?

    Maybe a price drop? Doubt it.

    If you want one, buy one, they are cheap enough.
  4. Irishman macrumors 68030

    Nov 2, 2006
    Buy one when you need/want one. It's cheap enough that you shouldn't have buyer's remorse.
  5. BigDukeSix macrumors 6502a


    Sep 22, 2010
    34.6700N 118.1590W
    I would suspect any new capabilities will be handled by just updating the OS or just adding apps.
  6. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    I've been curious about this too. At the moment I'm just going to wait for the next big thing.
  7. iHailCarlo macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2012
    Now is a great time. It's a nice and refined product now.
  8. reno3000 macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2010
    Still using AppleTV first gen

    ...and love the storage capability. The "next big thing" will be an Apple flat-panel TV so they can own the living room.

  9. warvanov macrumors 6502a

    Oct 13, 2011
    Yeah, I think Apple would love to do that, but I think that's still a long way off.

    Buy one now. There's no reason to wait, there won't be an update for probably another year or more, IMO.
  10. fairy123 macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2012
  11. Nychot macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2011
    Buy an apple 2 and jaibreak and get untold thousands of movies tv shows etc. its a whole different world. The fact that the atv3 has 1080 is meaningless because the stock programming is limited.
  12. Moccasin macrumors 6502a


    Mar 21, 2011
    Newcastle, UK
    Just buy one. As others have said, any changes are likely to be through a software update. Can't really see what they'll do with it other than a possible minor upgrade to processor next year. Until such time as Apple bring out a more capable set-top box or a whole TV, I think ATV is staying as it is.

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