When do you think they will update it?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Pathfinder55, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. Pathfinder55 macrumors 6502

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    When does everyone think they are going to update the Apple TV again, cause I think they could improve them for the holiday season. I hope they will update it before the holiday cause I am interested.

    So tell me your thoughts!
     
  2. pseybold macrumors member

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    Im hoping for a software/firmware update this week to get the iTunes store on it...and ultimately i hoping for video rentals via Apple tv ASAP!!!! i really cant see them do much more than maybe upgrading the storage space anytime soon.
     
  3. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was hopeing for a hard drive update too mabye.
     
  4. FiveEcco macrumors member

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    I also hope that the update will come this week.

    And I hope that we will get tv-shows in germany!!!!
     
  5. MikieMikie macrumors 6502a

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    My thoughts are realistic, tempered by Apple's staff-on-hand, number of products that need attention, and the fact that they are a public company with a responsibility to their shareholders (NOT their product owners), and that responsibility it to make more $ to make Apple more profitable.

    Without discussing the merits of the common theme that runs through their current business strategy, it is clear that detrimental bugs, those faults in the programming, that cause a product to be not what was advertised, are fixed, and quickly. These updates happen regularly.

    When a product is stabile and requires no bug fixes, typically, the only update it receives is to provide the user with an opportunity to spend more money with Apple. With the iPhone, the first two updates (not including bug fixes) were to provide the owners with 2 new ways to spend money: ringtones; and the WIFI ITMS.

    So, my guess, for the little it's worth besides seeing a clear path in their corporate growth, is to say that sometime in the near future, one of two things is going to happen:
    • The ITMS will become available for couch-potato purchases.
      OR
    • Nothing.

    My guess is that we will see some interaction with WIFI ITMS in some shape or form, as soon as The Steve is done with his European Conquest.

    -- Mikie
     
  6. andrewag macrumors 6502

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    I guess people at Apple are still busy preparing Leopard. Maybe after that we will see some software enhancements. There is not much to add in terms of hardware besides video recording.

    As previously suggested, maybe iTunes wifi store.
     
  7. macjonny1 macrumors 6502a

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    Actually the upgrade coming in a few weeks is going to have a blu-ray drive, along with 1080p support. It will come with full OSX with ilife, safari, etc.b and have a keyboard/mouse as well.
     
  8. JohnR macrumors member

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    I think that's called a Mac Pro. :p:D
     
  9. Rooskibar03 macrumors 65816

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    Seeing as how our :apple:Tv's are nothing more then a "hobby" to Steve and the crew, I don't see much in the way of upgrades any time soon.

    We can hope big, but I personally see little coming down the line unless the xmas season sees Apple TV's flying out the doors.
     
  10. MikieMikie macrumors 6502a

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    Only if they grow wings.
     
  11. iDriveX macrumors member

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    If it were truely a hobby, I wish Steve et al would open up the platform to let developers truely code for the AppleTV with an easy way to upgrade the firmware once you download it off the internet. You screw up your Apple TV? Simply attach it via USB to your computer and click "Restore", like we do now with the iPhone. Then it could REALLY explode as a product.
     
  12. Rooskibar03 macrumors 65816

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    I just don't see this as a mainstream product. It may explode with the geeks (I'm one myself) but how many sales are we really good for?

    Mainstream people just are not ready to make the connection between the computer and TV.
     
  13. iDriveX macrumors member

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    Oh it's absolutely geeky. So let the geeks screw around with it! Enable the USB Port, let the geeks write software to attach TV tuners and recording capabilities, add features to the existing software, stuff like that. Make it everyone's hobby, not just Apple's. Just wishful thinking.
     

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