April 16th 2013
By Mike Flaminio
[Update - The tech bulletin below has a typo. It should read 4th and 5th character in the serial number]
Apple has issued a bulletin to tech support staff regarding faulty Apple TVs, 9 to 5 Mac reports. Issues are limited to only some of the 3rd generation Apple TVs, and if yours is affected Apple will offer a replacement.
Issues involve locating and joining WiFi access points plus dropping connections to the network. The bulletin states Apple will replace units for up to two years from purchase. Exchanges can be performed by Apple or authorized service providers. Affected devices can be identified by the serial number from the graphic below:
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