HT4448: About Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation) software updatesLearn about About Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation) software updates
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2012 4:28 PM (in response to krsiminski)
Click here for information. This doesn't refer to the Apple TV released today.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 8:50 AM (in response to Niel)
I received the black Apple TV as a gift yesterday. How is this one different from the one that was released yesterday?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 9:06 AM (in response to krsiminski)
so you received the 2nd generation... the third looks exactly the same except it has support for 1080p as well as 720p. the second generation only has support for 720p
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 11:32 AM (in response to celliott147)
Thank you. Should I send it back and get the newer version? Our TV is 1080p. Or will it not make that much of a difference? Thank you again for your help!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 12:28 PM (in response to krsiminski)
There is one other difference. The ATV3 uses a new processor with a better graphic processing unit. If you only had the ATV2 for less than 14 day. Why not upgrade. 1080p video will be a little sharper, but in reality most people won't notice any real difference. It's likely that Apple will stop supporting the ATV 1st gen and 2nd gen in couple of years. Apple as a company usually only supports hardware 5-6yrs max!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 2:06 PM (in response to krsiminski)
Check out this article from Ars Technica