Apple Forced To Pull Software Upgrade After TV Box Bricked

Written by David Richards     23/09/2013 | 15:08 | Category: INDUSTRY

Apple has pulled the plug on their Apple TV update after the new software was credited with "bricking" the TV box making it unusable.

Apple Forced To Pull Software Upgrade After TV Box Bricked

The v6.0 update that was issued over the weekend has resulted in hundreds of consumers complaining to Apple.

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Owners of an Apple TV set top box who initiated the upgrade said that the firmware bricked their set-top, rendering it unusable. Some people with less serious problems, such as a bad Wi-Fi connection, have nevertheless been forced to connect their hardware to iTunes via micro USB and restore to earlier firmware. Apple hasn't said when a fixed version of v6.0 might be available.

The firmware was intended to be a major update, opening access to iTunes Radio, streaming purchased music from iCloud, and AirPlaying iCloud content to someone else's Apple TV. It coincided with the launch of iTunes 11.1 and iOS 7 earlier in the week, which enabled iTunes Radio on Mac, Windows, and iOS devices.

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