Amazon France and Amazon Germany Hint at Upcoming Refresh for Apple TV

appletv.pngAmazon France and Amazon Germany are now displaying an avaliability date of October 23 for the Apple TV, indicating that a new version of the device may be available soon after after Apple's media event next week, reports German website iFun [Google Translation].

While the model number listed for future availability on both stores is that of the European 3rd-generation Apple TV, a new model of Apple's set-top box is well overdue for an update, having gone 590 days without a major release. A tweet from the well-connected MG Siegler last month hinted at an incoming updated version of the hardware, with Apple also releasing a major update for the Apple TV in September that brought iTunes Radio and AirPlay from iCloud functionality.

Apple will hold a media event next Tuesday, October 22 and is expected to unveil both the fifth-generation iPad and the second-generation iPad mini, along with other Apple products such as OS X Mavericks and the Mac Pro. However, potential announcements of other new products, such as an updated Apple TV and new MacBook Pros, is also likely at the event.

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71 months ago
Calling it now: Apps for Apple TV

With the new iOS game controllers soon to be released we should be able to play games on the Apple TV.
Rating: 14 Votes
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71 months ago

Clearing debt on all credit card. Hopefully I will not be broke next month


Something tells me you will be. Something tells me I will be as well...
Rating: 8 Votes
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71 months ago
Clearing debt on all credit card. Hopefully I will not be broke next month
Rating: 5 Votes
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71 months ago
I would love to see an Apple TV with A7X with quad core graphics, 2GB RAM, 16-32gb HDD, HDMI pass thru, App store, and bluetooth controller support.

Sayonara Ouya.
Rating: 5 Votes
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71 months ago

Something tells me you will be. Something tells me I will be as well...


I sit and stare at the countdown clock on the front page for hours. I am just so excited for next Tuesday. :D:cool::rolleyes:;)
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71 months ago

slightly off topic, sorry - but this is the audience...

Wasn't the current apple tv recalled for wifi issues? I swear I read the article, and matched serial numbers - that would have been hard to imagine.

But when My wife took the unit in, the Genius' claimed no knowledge of a recall.


There was, it was for Gen 3, there was a 2 char code in the serial circulated that indicated if you were in a bad batch (I had just previously picked up two ATV3s, neither were, though one is on a GB wire anyway :) )

I believe it was just a straight up swap at an Apple Store:

Here's a source for it:

http://9to5mac.com/2013/04/15/apple-says-small-number-of-apple-tvs-have-wifi-issues-opens-replacement-program/


I would love to see an Apple TV with A7X with quad core graphics, 2GB RAM, 16-32gb HDD, HDMI pass thru, App store, and bluetooth controller support.

Sayonara Ouya.


Sounds good, but sounds like a $300 vs. a $99 box. Seems like Apple wants to keep this product super cheap, so it's a no-brainer purchase (especially to compliment an iOS device).
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71 months ago
I'd love to see the software updated to allow more "organized" views of TV shows that have multiple seasons and Movies that belong in a series (Harry Potter, just an example). It seems crazy that I see 8 entries for the TV series House, one each for each season - it should just show "House" and once you drill into that folder, then each season becomes visible.

Would make for much less interface clutter, IMHO.

My $0.02

Adam
Rating: 4 Votes
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71 months ago
please, please, please.

for a hobby, the thing is a hidden gem for apple. i've given away 3 as gifts and all of them come back to me after a month or so and tell how much they love the thing and how come they hadn't heard about it.
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71 months ago

slightly off topic, sorry - but this is the audience...

Wasn't the current apple tv recalled for wifi issues? I swear I read the article, and matched serial numbers - that would have been hard to imagine.

But when My wife took the unit in, the Genius' claimed no knowledge of a recall.


Yes, it exists. I actually had mine replaced a few weeks before the announcement of the issue. It is not really a recall, but more like if you have wifi dropping problems take the 3rd gen for replacement and if the numbers match then they don't even have to test it. Find the article and tell them to search the database for wifi issue replacemtns on the 3rd gen.
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71 months ago

I would love to see an Apple TV with A7X with quad core graphics, 2GB RAM, 16-32gb HDD, HDMI pass thru, App store, and bluetooth controller support.

Sayonara Ouya.


Sounds like a low end mac mini :)
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