An Apple spokesperson explained (via The Next Web) that changes in Apple TV model revealed in FCC filings yesterday are strictly internal, and there will not be any new features. The Next Web also noted that the new Apple TV model will include Apple's A5X processor from the iPad 3 and upgraded Broadcom wireless chip. The external size of the new model will remain the same. Apple spokesperson said:
The new NPD research has found that consumers want more access to online video services rather than "smart" features like social networking access on their TVs. NPD said that a big problem is that TV owners are confused because too much choice is creating a complex user experience.
All info below is tentative and subject to last minute refinements
@pod2g's 5.1.1 jailbreak+untether is working out great. All devices are covered except for AppleTV3,1, which currently has no path for jailbreaking. - the initial 5.1.1 plan used a kernel exploit from @westbaer which unfortunately precluded use in iPod3,1 and iPhone2,1 - @planetbeing stepped up and provided a kernel exploit that covers both of those. Those two JBers are the bomb!
The 5.1.1 A5 JB is very similar to the A5 5.0.1 JB. @pimskeks has done a tremendous job supporting both 5.0.1 and 5.1.1 in absinthe
Similar to 5.0.1, there will also be a 5.1.1 CLI "cinject" binary and redsn0w version of the 5.1.1 JB+untether. Absinthe, cinject, and redsn0w will all provide the same JB in different fashions. - timing is indeterminate. Plans are for this week, but a number of factors can influence that.
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Please don't pirate AppStore apps (seriously, please do not).