Apple Issues New 4.2.2 (iOS 4.3) Update for Apple TV

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Apple today issued a new software update for the second-generation Apple TV, moving the software version to 4.2.2 as reported by the device. Apple's servers, however, register the update as a new build of iOS 4.3 carrying a build number of 8F305.

There is no word yet on changes included in the update, as Apple has yet to publish documentation on the new version.

Update: Apple's notes on the changes include:

- Audio: Addresses an issue in which audio is not output when playing some video content.
- Video playback: Addresses an issue in which video is not displayed when playing some content.
- Audio output setting: Adds an audio output setting for switching to 16-bit audio for compatibility with some TVs and AV receivers.
- Live FF/RW improvements: Improves the performance of fast-forwarding and rewinding live events.
- Movie description: Addresses an issue in which the description information is not displayed for some movies.
- YouTube video order: Addresses an issue in which YouTube subscription videos were not ordered by date.

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Top Rated Comments

OasisNYK Avatar
167 months ago
Does the update give it a DVD drive and make it useful?
What's a DVD?
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
edk99 Avatar
167 months ago
Does the update give it a DVD drive and make it useful?
I guess you still have a 3.5" floppy drive in your PC.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thederby Avatar
167 months ago
is this so my tv doesn't know where i've been? :D
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
locust76 Avatar
167 months ago
Does the update give it a DVD drive and make it useful?

Hmm, DVD. How quaint.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hfthomp Avatar
167 months ago
If DVDs are so out of date, then what are these silver orbs that Redbox spits out? If you're going to call it an Apple TV then at least cater to the largest media format running at that point in time.

Good thing you weren't in the Apple meetings back when they introduced the iPod...."Hey guys, this thing is worthless. Let's put a CD player in it."

I hope you enjoy the 90s.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
blakekrone Avatar
167 months ago




What's a DVD?

It's that thing you turn into a digital copy for use on your iOS devices.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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