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Apple: No Software Update To Bring New Features To Old Apple TV

September 2nd, 2010 09:14 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

New Apple TV

Steve Jobs unveiled the next generation Apple TV at the media event in San Francisco yesterday.

If you’re like me who owns the old Apple TV and were hoping for a software update to magically turn it into the second generation Apple TV so that you can stream movies and TV shows from Netflix, rent HD movies and TV shows then I’ve some bad news for you.

Ars Technica has confirmed that the new Apple TV software and features are not coming to the old Apple TV:

We confirmed with an Apple spokesperson that the maximum HD resolution of the Apple TV is 720p, consistent with recent rumors. Additionally, there will be no software update to bring the new features to older Apple TVs. Older Apple TVs will continue to work as they have been working up to this point, and they will continue to be able to purchase movies and TV shows even though the new Apple TV is rental-only.

Are you disappointed that there is not going to be a software update for your old Apple TV? Do you plan to buy the new Apple TV? Let us know in the comments section below.

[via Ars Technica]

Source: Apple: No Software Update To Bring New Features To Old Apple TV

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