1. Michael Essany's Avatar


    Apple Stores in the U.S. are offering a new promotion on Apple TV set-top boxes. The new one-week promotion gives buyers an opportunity to pick up the Apple TV and receive a $25 iTunes gift card as an added bonus.

    We have also learned that the deal is not limited to in-store purchases and will be honored through online purchases of Apple TV (through Apple's official website) as well.

    So what does it all mean? Since Apple TV-related promotions and discounts are far from the norm at Apple, some see this latest effort as an attempt to help clear out excess Apple TV inventory as the company prepares its long-overdue refresh. And we do, indeed, mean long-overdue. Apple hasn't updated its Apple TV hardware since March of 2012.

    With competitors like Amazon gearing up for a massive entry into the living room entertainment arena with a set-top box of its own, it's a safe bet that Apple is now speeding up efforts to get a new Apple TV on the market before it lags beyond the new bells and whistles of the products its rivals are actively preparing.

    Source: Endaget
    2014-02-28 08:41 PM
  2. ben_r_'s Avatar
    Something's comin. They are trying to boost sales. Either they're clearing stock for a new model or they want more out there for a big update. Ether would make sense seeing as how many rumors have been flying around about the Apple TV lately.
    2014-02-28 09:57 PM
  3. magoo657's Avatar
    I hope its a massive update not a new model! Then I don't need to forkout another 130$
    2014-02-28 10:37 PM
  4. WiiWendy's Avatar
    I love my Apple TV. In my bedroom that's all I have or need. There's Netflix, Crackle, YouTube and others. Don't even use the HDCable in there. My Apple TV Rocks.
    A browser would be nice but the iPad is right there so it doesn't matter.
    I really Love my Apple TV
    (And it was a gift from my foster daughter. Smart girl ;-)
    2014-02-28 10:39 PM
  5. ProfessorJack's Avatar
    2014-02-28 10:44 PM
  6. lv99's Avatar
    Something's comin. They are trying to boost sales. Either they're clearing stock for a new model or they want more out there for a big update. Ether would make sense seeing as how many rumors have been flying around about the Apple TV lately.
    Why do they need to give promo on ATV3? just release code for jailbreak...they will sell out all ATV3 in 30 minutes.
    2014-03-01 01:16 AM
  7. Al226's Avatar
    Why do they need to give promo on ATV3? just release code for jailbreak...they will sell out all ATV3 in 30 minutes.
    30 mins??? You're being generous lol, they'd sell out within 10 minutes of the jailbreak being out, I'd buy 100 units in the blink of an eye. Keep the $25 iTunes card if you wish, Apple.
    2014-03-01 03:26 AM
  8. Bluprint's Avatar
    This device is utterly useless for now. Bring some live content, or broadcast something. I'm hoping at least the weather channel that should not be too hard. Get me something to watch on apple "tv".
    2014-03-01 05:13 AM
  9. Moneymikey's Avatar
    App Store please
    2014-03-01 06:25 AM
  10. iH85CH001's Avatar
    This device is utterly useless for now. Bring some live content, or broadcast something. I'm hoping at least the weather channel that should not be too hard. Get me something to watch on apple "tv".
    you do realize it already has the weather channel, right?
    2014-03-02 05:50 AM
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