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| September 22, 2013
Following Reports Of Serious Problems, Apple Pulls Apple TV 6.0 Update
Apple appears to have pulled its Apple TV 6.0 update, following countless reports of bricking and network problems. The news comes from 9to5Mac, who explains that owners of the set top box presently running the previous version of the Apple TV operating system, Apple TV 5.3, are no longer seeing the new Apple TV 6.0 software as being available to download. It seems that the software update, which launched earlier this week and adds support for iTunes Radio, iCloud-powered AirPlay, Bluetooth 4.0, and more, has been pulled by Apple. The website explains that the news comes following reports indicating that Apple TV 6.0 "bricked" a number of Apple TVs (rendering them unusable), and also caused network problems:
In some particular instances, Apple TVs have also been permanently bricked or they lost the content on the device during the update. Other devices could not download any internet content even when an internet connection was connected. [sic]They also added: "The update is still available for some Apple TV users, although it seems sporadic and may be a result of background downloading." Here's hoping the problem is resolved soon. Are you able to download Apple 6.0? See also: Write For iPhone 2.0 Features iOS 7 Redesign, New Themes, Rich Text Editing And More, Today's Apps Gone Free: Sol, PhotoSendr, Barcode And More, and Boxes' Biggest Update Yet Packs iOS 7 Design Tweaks And New Features.