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Apple has removed from sale, Apple TV third generation

In the past few years during every major Apple announcement stops the production is pretty outdated equipment. It was not this time. After the announcement of the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 the company stopped sales of the Apple TV third generation.

Apple confirmed that they will no longer release Apple TV 3G, to replace which it is similar to the device of the fourth generation, which debuted last fall.

In the history of the Apple TV had three major upgrade of a hardware component. The console, announced in 2007, was updated in September 2010, when it released the second generation of the gadget, and in may 2012, when the release of the third model.

In March 2013 they released their second improved modification of the Apple TV 3G. At its core were processor A5, familiar from such gadgets as the iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iPod touch 5G, in which we disable one core. Unlike the previous version, is able to display on an external video screen 720p, the console supported resolution up to 1080p.

During the experiments it became clear that updated 3G is based on the same CPU, but made for a more perfect 28-nanometer process technology. The chip supplied by TSMC company. Analysts believe that the Apple TV 3G was the first Apple device, the processor for which was made without the participation of Samsung.

Before the release of Apple TV 4G the main purpose of the Apple television set was playing on TV movies, music and photos from your library iTunes, as well as iOS-devices using the technology AirPlay. With the release of fourth generation model of the gadget appeared gaming and support for voice assistant Siri.

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Apple sold the Apple TV 3G for four years.

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