In a not-very-surprising move today, Apple has officially discontinued the Apple TV third-generation. This marks a rather significant change in the company’s product lineup as this device has been offered as a cheaper option when compared to the newer Apple TV fourth-generation which runs tvOS and features Siri capabilities, a dedicated App Store, gaming controls via the remote, and more.
In an email sent to Apple’s employees which was obtained by 9to5Mac, the company said that all backlog orders will be fulfilled, however no future orders for a new model will be taken.
Effective immediately, Apple TV (3rd generation), MD/199LL/A, has reached end of life and is now discontinued. The Apple Supply team is going to fulfill all shippable backlog.
It’s worth noting that you can, in fact, still purchase the Apple TV 3, however it’ll require you opting for a refurbished model for $59. Other than that, you’ll need to fork over $149 for a 32GB Apple TV 4 or $199 for a 64GB Apple TV 4.