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==What we Know==
 
==What we Know==
  
*Software update for old Apple TV will be available in 2 weeks - probably at 2007-01-29 (keynote video at 00:47:30)
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*Software Update for Apple TV has been released on Feb. 12th 2008.
*Software update for AppleTV has now been delayed by another fortnight, as Apple say it is not quite ready. See Apple Press Release:
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*Apple TV can now behave like an airport express and show up in the iTunes speaker list.
http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2008/01/30mba.html
 
  
 
==What we Don't Know==
 
==What we Don't Know==

Revision as of 19:30, 12 February 2008

For an introduction of the new features, have a look at the Macworld 2008 keynote:

The part about Apple TV 2 starts at 00:29:00.

The Apple TV product page has been updated to show the new menus (user interface):

What we Know

  • Software Update for Apple TV has been released on Feb. 12th 2008.
  • Apple TV can now behave like an airport express and show up in the iTunes speaker list.

What we Don't Know

  • Will probably nuke any custom modifications (AFP/SSH/Plugins)
  • Not known if it overwrites your recovery partition (which is unlikely because an error during the update would brick Apple TV)
  • Looks like a new framework (based on what the UI looks like), probably without headers this time
  • Possibly will introduce code signing (http://developer.apple.com/releasenotes/Security/RN-CodeSigning/index.html)

Ideas come Release

  • diff the update to a clean 1.1 install
  • diff the update to a Safe 1.1 Update
  • determine if a Safe 2.0 Update can be performed
  • Test current frappliances on 2.0 (both clean 2.0 install and Safe 2.0 Update)
  • Building a Patchstick from 2.0 Update (or combined with 1.1 Update) without the need of Intel-Mac files