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silent update

Modifying a program's executable code without the knowledge of the user. At startup, an application may query the Internet for an update and apply the change without prompting the user. For example, Google's Chrome browser performs routine silent updating to ensure that the latest vulnerabilities are fixed. See browser updates and live update.
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Given the IPSW release onto the Web before an actual hardware announcement, I originally suspected this was a silent upgrade of the Apple TV platform to newer hardware, however the presence of an A5X SoC inside makes things a big more curious.