will there be an firmware update ?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by PokezoN, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. PokezoN macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2007
    if a new hardware comes out do you think that a new firmware would be out too ? for all the ones that already purchased AppleTV ?

    baa i really hope so
  2. Malcster macrumors 6502a

    Apr 26, 2005
    Bristol, UK
    There is no reason at all the current AppleTV hardware couldn't handle rentals for example if thats whats coming. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see an AppleTV firmware update, considering its currently based on 10.4.7, would be a great opportunity to move it up to being leopard 10.5 based.

    Whether Apple provide the previous gen (if its replaced) with the ability is another question ;)

    As an owner of the 40 gig original they better!
  3. samh004 macrumors 68020


    Mar 1, 2004
    I can imagine a firmware update for rentals, but certain other things might require newer hardware, and nothing can be done about that except to upgrade.
  4. Scarpad macrumors 68000


    Jan 13, 2005
    Early Adopters getting hosed is par for the course from Apple nothing you can do about it.
  5. NightStorm macrumors 68000

    Jan 26, 2006
    Whitehouse, OH
    And just about any technology company when the 2nd generation hardware comes out. Why do people think this is an Apple-exclusive thing??? :confused:

    Any of the likely updates coming will be handled via a software update. There is no reason for any new AppleTV hardware, except maybe hard drive size increases.
  6. Danksi macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2005
    Nelson, BC. Canada
    I think Apple (& the studio's) would be stupid leaving the current :apple:TV owners behind, considering it's an established user-base, ready and waiting for such a service. We'll see I guess.

    Personally I wouldn't mind paying for an update, if it were worth while - having to replace hardware, just for rentals would be ridiculous.

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