First Generation Apple TVs Once Again Able to Connect to iTunes

Tuesday April 22, 2014 12:00 PM PDT by Juli Clover
appletv-326x-tjlOver the weekend, Apple's first-generation Apple TVs were unable to access iTunes, an issue that affected Apple TV owners worldwide.

It appears that Apple has resolved the problem as of Tuesday, with many first-generation Apple TV owners reporting on Apple's Support Communities that their Apple TVs are once again able to access iTunes.

Some iOS users have speculated that the Apple TV downtime, along with the downtime for FaceTime on iOS 6, could be caused by internal communication upgrades related to the Heartbleed security issue, but Apple denied that any of its “key services” were affected by Heartbleed.

Though the first-generation Apple TV appears to be functioning once again, many iOS 6 users are continue to be unable to access FaceTime.

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27 weeks ago

Most likely not even this silences the conspiracy theorists....


Apple was testing the waters to see what they can get away with...


/sarcasm
Rating: 10 Votes
27 weeks ago
Most likely not even this silences the conspiracy theorists....
Rating: 5 Votes
27 weeks ago


Were people as whiny back in the PowerPC days whenever there was the tiniest outage or unsupported product?


No, definitely not. But I think that has to do with a combination of factors:
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[*]I started using Macs in 1996, where Apple would stop supporting a CD-Rom or HD from one upgrade to the next. There was no Macrumors at that time, but in the science community it was generally accepted that this happens.
[*]The demographic here has become more young and vocal, but many lack business experience and / or knowledge. Hence all these discussions about innovation, copying, patents etc. I learned not to discuss topics that I don't fully understand, but many here are not inhibited by such thoughts.
[*]Many companies are mimicking Apple's business model in parts and are becoming true competitors. A good example is Samsung. In some instances Samsung is even more successful than Apple, such as store display positioning and design (although they still make the ill-advised mistake of displaying dummies in stead of functioning products). People can more easily compare between Apple and its competitors.
[*]Apple has grown and more people own Macs or related products. This has increased visibility, scrutiny and has enlarged opinions. It is now more easy to rally a group behind a certain vision. [/LIST]

This last point happens all the time on this board, as was the case on the related topic where people mistook the ATV first generation service malfunction as a planned and deliberate thing. From a business point of view it doesn't make any sense for Apple to do this, but there is no way to discuss this in a fact based manner or by the usage of clear business logic.
Rating: 5 Votes
27 weeks ago
Great! Leaves a spark of hope that also FT for iOS6 will be restored...
Rating: 3 Votes
27 weeks ago

You'd hope. But give a MacRumours' commenter a sniff that Apple have discontinued something, and they'll pounce with a thousand 'planned obsolescence' comments.


Yet, planned obsolescence is very real...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_obsolescence
Rating: 2 Votes
26 weeks ago

Most likely not even this silences the conspiracy theorists....


must say i didnt expect this kind of lowbrow post from you.

as one poster on here said that the disconnection fit apples recent behavior to a T and when apple dosent communicate at all there is nothing wrong with people speculating. if you want to call them conspiracy theorists (although i think you ought to look that term up) do that but they have been created by apples behavior. if anything its a sad indictment of apple that one could even speculate this to be an intentional act.
Rating: 2 Votes
27 weeks ago
Good to see Apple fix this up nice and quick…
Rating: 2 Votes
27 weeks ago
Is there a reason the original article about an outage was front page news, but this is relegated to the sidebar? :confused:
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27 weeks ago

Is there a reason the original article about an outage was front page news, but this is relegated to the sidebar? :confused:


"Hey, have you heard? The 1st gen Apple TVs suddenly can't connect to iTunes with no statement from Appple, this might give a clue to what's coming next! Also, DAE planned obsolesce???"

or

"Hey, have you heard??? The 1st gen Apple TVs can connect to iTunes again after the few days it was out. I guess this means...well...I guess there isn't really anything business-related that is notable about this...I mean... it's kind of what we would expect to happen, right?"
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