The 3rd generation Apple TV apparently comes in two versions:
- 3rd generation (A1427, model MD199LL/A)
- 3rd generation Rev A (A1469, also model MD199LL/A)
According to the Apple TV article on Wikipedia these models are identical except for some internal architectural changes which make the Rev A model consume less power.
I'm seeing some prices for the original model A1427 about 25% cheaper than the A1469 model. Is there any reason to not get the cheaper device? For example do I risk potential lack of future software support for the older model? E.g. is it conceivable that Apple could release a software version that runs on the A1469 but doesn't run on the A1427?