Based on the FCC report yesterday, we hoped a new version of the Apple TV (third generation) would be coming out soon. Nope. According to statements from Apple to TNW, it’s just an internal component update which triggered automatic requirements for review by the FCC.
Even the suspected change in the size of the Apple TV isn’t what we thought. It might just be internal dimensions of some sort, because according to Apple, it’s going to be just the same Apple TV we see now:
“We sometimes make component changes which require an updated model number for regulatory approval,” an Apple spokesperson told TNW. “The component changes we made don’t affect product features and Apple TV customers will continue to have the same great user experience.”
The only way you’ll be able to tell if you have a “new” versus “old” third generation Apple TV is looking at the bottom of the device. Oh well.
It’s interesting to me, though, that Apple quickly responded to the questions about the device. I wonder if Apple PR is going to be more forthcoming in the future.
Via The Next Web