Apple replaces some third-gen Apple TVs for Wi-Fi issues

Mark Gurman, 9to5Mac:

Apple has informed its official retail stores, AppleCare employees, and authorized resellers that a small number of third-generation Apple TV units have WiFi issues. These issues surround not being able to locate a WiFi network, unable to join a network, and dropped or intermittent connections.

If you’ve been having trouble keeping your Apple TV on its wireless network connection, check the link for details to see if yours is one of the afflicted models.



  • http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II

    I had to pay for my replacement. It was a couple months ago but it was known then they were having WiFi issues (from Apple support posts).

    • Jim H

      If your Apple TV was within the serial number range,,see if you can get a refund. I would be surprised if they did not issue you one.

      • http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II

        They were cool and it was only $49 so no biggie. It was borderline 1 year old at the time; wrong side of the border though. :)

        • http://tewha.net/ Steven Fisher

          Maybe it was the guy who follows you around and downvotes everything you post. :)

          • http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II

            Yeah, for real. There are at least 3 trolls following me. :)

          • http://tewha.net/ Steven Fisher

            /me points to your current score

            I count 2.

          • http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II

            Haha….they’ll come around. They always do.

            I just wait for the day Disqus adds their “Troll Revealing” feature. #crossfingers

          • http://tewha.net/ Steven Fisher

            I’ve certainly downvoted you OCCASIONALLY when I thought you said something unusually clueless (and didn’t support it in any way), but we’re talking maybe 3 times. I’ve probably upvoted you 30.

            These tools are for encouraging good behaviour and discouraging bad behaviour, not for altering opinions.

            I do wish that disqus had m2. I’d cheerfully vote down voting down. :)

          • http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II

            Yeah, I expect it on certain opinionated comments. It is a way to say “I disagree” but I get downvoted on comments I agree with Jim/Peter or whomever I responded to. lol