Apple Releases Software Update for Third-Generation Apple TV

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

Almost sounds condescending, doesn't it?
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58 months 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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58 months ago
You'd be surprised how many people still use AppleTV 3 ... After that 4-th disappointment
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58 months 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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58 months 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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58 months ago
yep i bought a 3rd gen (my first apple tv) after seeing the 4th gen release
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