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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    I would suspect any new capabilities will be handled by just updating the OS or just adding apps.
     
  6. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    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

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

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    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.

    Speculation...
     
  9. warvanov macrumors 6502a

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    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

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  11. Nychot macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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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