Apple TV

Apple TV

According to 9to5Mac (and every other Apple rumor site on the planet), Apple issued the second beta builds of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite to developers on Tuesday. These are still early builds not really suitable for public consumption, but one thing they’re good for is showing us which hardware Apple will and won’t support with its new releases. While any Mac that can run OS X 10.9 can also run 10.10, iOS 8 won’t run on the iPhone 4, and now we know that the second-generation Apple TV won’t get the update either. The Apple TV’s official software version is separate from other iOS devices (the current version is 6.1.1), but the box is still iOS-based, and underneath the Apple TV UI, it’s still running the same build of iOS 7.1.1 as any iPhone or iPad. Since the same software powers both the iPhone and the Apple TV, it should come as no surprise that Apple is dropping the second-generation version of the hardware.

Read the full story at Ars Technica, and the original report at 9 to 5 Mac.

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