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Apple Pulls Apple TV 6.0 Update to Fix Bricking Issue

AppleTV_update_InstallApple on Saturday withdrew the latest software update for its Apple TV following reports that it rendered some devices on which it was installed unusable.

Evidently Apple TV 6.0, which debuted on Friday bringing a number of new features to the set-top box, has caused some trouble for a small number of users, deleting content and in some cases bricking the devices.

While the issue isn’t widespread, it has affected enough users that Apple yanked the update while it corrects it. An Apple customer support representative said the company is working on a fix, and that the firmware update will be made available again as soon as the issue is resolved.

An Apple spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik