Apple Releases Software Update for Third-Generation Apple TV

apple_tv_roundupApple today released a new 7.2.1 software update for the third-generation Apple TV. It is not clear what is new in the update, as Apple has not provided release notes, but it includes several security improvements.

The update is available for all versions of the third-generation Apple TV. It can be installed through the software update mechanism in Settings, or delivered automatically for customers who have automatic updates turned on.

The third-generation Apple TV has been available since 2012 and continues to be sold alongside the fourth-generation Apple TV. The older device does not run tvOS and does not include features like Siri support and access to the App Store, but it offers content through dozens of channels like Netflix, Hulu Plus, and more.

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13 weeks ago
"For customers who continue to use the third-generation Apple TV..."

Almost sounds condescending, doesn't it?
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13 weeks ago
Let me guess...this update slows operation of the 3rd gen Apple TV to a crawl, forcing us to upgrade the hardware?
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13 weeks ago
You'd be surprised how many people still use AppleTV 3 ... After that 4-th disappointment
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13 weeks ago

"For customers who continue to use the third-generation Apple TV..."

Almost sounds condescending, doesn't it?

It's the text form of:

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13 weeks ago

"For customers who continue to use the third-generation Apple TV..."

Almost sounds condescending, doesn't it?

Sounds better than "for customers who still haven't upgraded to the fourth generation Apple TV..."
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13 weeks ago
yep i bought a 3rd gen (my first apple tv) after seeing the 4th gen release
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13 weeks ago

"For customers who continue to use the third-generation Apple TV..."

Almost sounds condescending, doesn't it?


Sorry, wasn't my intention. I'll reword.
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13 weeks ago

"For customers who continue to use the third-generation Apple TV..."

Almost sounds condescending, doesn't it?

You literally are a mind reader. I was about to say the same thing! :)
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13 weeks ago

"For customers who continue to use the third-generation Apple TV..."

Almost sounds condescending, doesn't it?


incredibly so.
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13 weeks ago

"For customers who continue to use the third-generation Apple TV..."

Almost sounds condescending, doesn't it?


Sounds better than "for customers who still haven't upgraded to the fourth generation Apple TV..."


How about "For customer's who choose to commit to Apple's base-level ATV, without annoyingly inaccurate features such as Siri, and aggravatingly absent and lackluster apps found (or not found) in the newly established app store."
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