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Apple Pulls Apple TV 6.0 Update Following Reports of Bricking

appletv.jpgApple today pulled the Apple TV 6.0 update that it released on Friday, following multiple reports on Apple's support forums stating that the update caused several critical errors for users. MacRumors forum members have also experienced a slew of problems with the software. From a forum member:
Bricked after update. Finally found micro USB cord, hooked up to iTunes and said it was restored. Said to connect to the TV. Hit ok and the light instantly started flaunt again. Same graphic on TV screen to reconnect to iTunes. Went through this three times and no love.
While some devices were bricked, rendering them completely unusable, others experienced Wi-Fi connection issues and other problems that necessitated an iTunes restore. Restoring requires a micro USB cable to connect the Apple TV to a PC or Mac with iTunes.

The update, which brought features like iTunes Radio, AirPlay from iCloud, and iTunes music purchases, seems to have disappeared from the Apple TV last night. Users that have 5.3 installed on their Apple TVs no longer have the option to install the 6.0 software.

Apple has yet to release a statement on the issue and there is no word on when the software might reappear.

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12 months ago
Strange. Mines been fine so far.
Rating: 31 Votes
12 months ago

Seems like Cook et al. can't get ANYTHING right these days:

1 - Overwhelmingly NEGATIVE response to iOS7 and a pathetic version created for the iPad;

2 - Inventory debacle concerning the under-produced 5S versus the anemic demand for the 5C;

3 - pulled Apple TV update.

Time for Cook to go - bring back Markkula, Tevanian and Serlet, please.


1. Most people I have spoken to really like iOS7. A genuinely positive response from what I hear/see.

2. Just like any other iPhone they sell out and have to wait for more to be made. Nothing new here.

3. That is true.

Answer - Not as bad as you make things out to be.
Rating: 20 Votes
12 months ago

1. Most people I have spoken to really like iOS7. A genuinely positive response from what I hear/see.

2. Just like any other iPhone they sell out and have to wait for more to be made. Nothing new here.

3. That is true.

Answer - Not as bad as you make things out to be.


+1

Some people just live to complain :/
Rating: 20 Votes
12 months ago

Seems like Cook et al. can't get ANYTHING right these days:

1 - Overwhelmingly NEGATIVE response to iOS7 and a pathetic version created for the iPad;

2 - Inventory debacle concerning the under-produced 5S versus the anemic demand for the 5C;

3 - pulled Apple TV update.

Time for Cook to go - bring back Markkula, Tevanian and Serlet, please.

No, it's time for the same lame drivel on MacRumors to go...
Rating: 10 Votes
12 months ago
Do they even beta test these updates before releasing them?
Rating: 9 Votes
12 months ago

I have an AppleTV in my car


Why?
Rating: 7 Votes
12 months ago
Both of the two I updated (still haven't updated the third) in my house are working fine so far (knocks on wood). They are all mounted to the backs of my wall-hung TV's. I'll be pretty upset if I have to diss-mount the TV's to fix them if they mess up.

C'mon Apple, you had months and months to test this!
Rating: 6 Votes
12 months ago
Oh awesome :rolleyes: I already installed this toxic update on both of my Apple TV's.
Rating: 5 Votes
12 months ago
I've never seen so much misuse of the term "bricked". Bricked means it's only useful as a brick, meaning it's broken forever and not coming back to life/usefulness. If you hook it up directly to a computer with iTunes, and it starts working again, then it was not bricked, it was just a crappy update process.

/rant
Rating: 5 Votes
12 months ago
Apple, it just works! TM:apple:
Rating: 5 Votes

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