The Cupertino company has removed the device from its online store. Instead, all links to the Apple TV 3 are now rerouting to its fourth-generation successor. Apple has also confirmed its decision in an email to employees and educators, obtained by 9to5Mac.
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The tech giant intends to continue to fulfill backlog orders for the device, but will be focusing its efforts on the new fourth-gen TV in the future.
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.
The discontinuation of the third-gen model comes as no surprise as the company began gradually pulling the device from its stores back in September.
Apple is still selling refurbished models of the Apple TV 3 for $59, but they probably won’t be around for too long. The fourth-generation device is available in 32GB and 64GB configurations, which will cost you $149 and $199 respectively.
So in case you want to grab a third-generation Apple TV on the cheap, you’d better act fast.