So what new features will the ATV2 get after ATV3 is launched?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by saintforlife, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. saintforlife macrumors 65816

    Feb 25, 2011
    Any guesses on what new features the previous gen ATV2 will get when the ATV3 comes out?

    App store? Safari Web Browser? More channels? Hulu? Airplay mirroring support for iPhone 4, not just 4S?

    Would like to hear what you guys think.
  2. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    If the ATV3 is 1080p, and lets face it, that's pretty much the clincher in the deal, then the ATV2 will probably just be supported with updates, but not receive many new features.

    I'm waiting to see, but if the newbie is 1080, that would be my reason to upgrade.
  3. slothrob macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2007
    Unfortunately, new hardware has a good chance of leading to abandonment of updates for the aTV2. Hopefully we'll get one last update before Apple switches it's attention fully to aTV3, but there's a good chance we have everything we'll ever have on the aTV2.

    I hope I'm wrong and the two are similar enough to be covered by the same software updates.
  4. OmegaRed1723 macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2009
    The Waste
    It will probably be supported for a few updates, then EOL'd like they do with older iPhones.
  5. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    A price drop.

    I think the aTV3 will have enough new features that it will have to be bigger but the aTV2 is such a fantastic product design and feature-set that it would make sense to allow it to be a "basic" tier with the Apple TV 3 being the more expensive high end product.
  6. adbe macrumors 6502a

    Jul 11, 2008
    I don't know why you think the form factor will change? If Apple can pack circuitry for 1080P in the small amount of iPad that is not a) a screen, or b) a battery, they can easily do it in the ATV2's mass.
  7. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    What he said :) Depending on what they add, should just be a processor change to get it to push 1080. Applications have already been hacked onto it as a proof of concept.

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