Some of you probably may not even remember the first generation Apple TV but it goes without saying that it’s an obsolete product and Apple certainly seems to think so. The company has announced that it’s going to drop iTunes support for the original Apple TV from May 25. It’s also going to drop support for PCs running older iterations of Windows.
Apple has confirmed in a support document posted on its website today that it’s going to end iTunes support for older devices which include the first generation Apple TV as well as PCs running Windows XP or Vista. The company has added new security improvements which will no longer enable those devices from using the latest version of iTunes.
The company confirms in its support document that the first generation Apple TV is an “obsolete” product and will no longer be updated to support security changes. iTunes will remain accessible to those with the second generation Apple TV and later.
Older PCs running Windows XP or Vista won’t be able to get the latest version of iTunes but users can continue to use older versions of iTunes without support from Apple. However, they won’t be able to make new purchases or re-download existing purchases on those PCs. Users have to upgrade to at least Windows 7 in order to receive the full iTunes experience.