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The original Apple TV HD and Siri Remote are now obsolete

A new product has recently been added to Apple’s list of vintage products: the fourth-generation Apple TV HD. The device should therefore no longer receive updates in the future, and also no security patches.

After the iPhone 6 Plus at the beginning of the year, another device from the Apple catalog became obsolete a few days ago: the original Apple TV HD. Launched in 2015 with his Siri remote, the Apple TV HD was the fourth generation of Apple TV and was quickly renamed shortly after the launch of the Apple TV 4K to clearly differentiate the two devices.

It was of this generation that the Apple TV HD came with a slightly modified Siri Remote with a white circle around the “Menu” button. After 5 years on the market, the Apple TV HD and the remote have probably been added to Apple’s list of “Vintage” devices a few days ago, June 30, 2022.

Apple TV HD no longer receives updates

By joining Apple’s list of “vintage” products, the Apple TV HD is therefore no longer entitled to updates from Apple, whether adding functionality or even simple security patches. Vintage products were also previously excluded from repair programs at Apple or Authorized Centers, but Apple recently changed this policy to: enable repairs for another two years.

However, these are subject to parts availability, because some third-party resellers can no longer order spare parts from Apple and therefore have to sell the parts they still have in stock. So in theory you should always be able to: fix your 4th generation Apple TV until 2024 at Apple Authorized Centers. Currently, Apple is still selling a new generation Apple TV HD for 159.00 euros in its configuration with 32 GB of storage. We already know that Apple is currently working on a new, even cheaper Apple TV, which could arrive in late 2022.