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jwolf6589

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Apple TV HD definitely is lagging at times because of the slow A8 chip which I also used only old iPad Mini 4 until I upgraded to the Mini 5 and the A12 chip is TONS TONS faster. I just wonder if I went out and bought a 4K if Apple would then release a new model. Anyone?
 

FarmerBob

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The second you decide on what you want, it's obsolete. The second you decide to purchase, it's obsolete. The second that you place the order or walk into the store, it's obsolete. The second you take delivery, it's obsolete.

Recently I saw a thread that was a discussion of a new model and it was said, "that there is no reason for one any time soon". But then, a new one will show up . . .
 
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jwolf6589

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The second you decide on what you want, it's obsolete. The second you decide to purchase, it's obsolete. The second that you place the order or walk into the store, it's obsolete. The second you take delivery, it's obsolete.

Recently I saw a thread that was a discussion of a new model and it was said, "that there is no reason for one any time soon". But then, a new one will show up . . .

My Mini 5 is far from being obsolete. Its still very fast.
 
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Rigby

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When exactly is your HD model lagging? One of mine is an HD too, and I don't really have any issues with it.

There are some rather strong signs that a new model is imminent (see other thread). If you can still live with the old one, I'd wait for a bit.
 
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jwolf6589

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When exactly is your HD model lagging? One of mine is an HD too, and I don't really have any issues with it.

There are some rather strong signs that a new model is imminent (see other thread). If you can still live with the old one, I'd wait for a bit.

Yeah I will wait.
 
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Most of the rumors of a new ATV claims that it will have an A12 in it. That is hardly an upgrade to the A10X in the current ATV4K.

If the new ATV does have an A12 in it, I suspect the reasoning of doing this is to lower the price point of the ATV, or raise the profit margin if the price stays the same. This would be from economies of scale from the A12 vs the A10X.

Currently, the only device that Apple sells with an A10X is the ATV4K. Apple still sells multiple devices with the A12.

If Apple wanted to give a new Apple TV a performance boost, it would have the A12X or A12Z in it.

If you purchased an ATV4K today, it isn't like it would be obsolete as soon as a new ATV comes out, especially if the rumors are true, and it has an A12. I guess there could be other HW advantages to a newer ATV, such as newer HDMI standard, new antennas, etc. but it is not like the ATV4K would be obsolete any time soon.
 
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jwolf6589

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Most of the rumors of a new ATV claims that it will have an A12 in it. That is hardly an upgrade to the A10X in the current ATV4K.

If the new ATV does have an A12 in it, I suspect the reasoning of doing this is to lower the price point of the ATV, or raise the profit margin if the price stays the same. This would be from economies of scale from the A12 vs the A10X.

Currently, the only device that Apple sells with an A10X is the ATV4K. Apple still sells multiple devices with the A12.

If Apple wanted to give a new Apple TV a performance boost, it would have the A12X or A12Z in it.

If you purchased an ATV4K today, it isn't like it would be obsolete as soon as a new ATV comes out, especially if the rumors are true, and it has an A12. I guess there could be other HW advantages to a newer ATV, such as newer HDMI standard, new antennas, etc. but it is not like the ATV4K would be obsolete any time soon.

It may also have 128GB.
 
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nicho

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After no news last week, I bought one today to replace a 2nd gen model I've had for nearly 9 years. I figure it'll be good for at least another 4 or 5, especially as the TV it's intended for is constrained by the wardrobe around it and my current TV is only 720p.
 
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I have the 1080p version in my bedroom hooked up to a 1080p television on wifi, seems to work ok. The 4K is in the living room but have that hard wired to the internet.
 
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