Apple TV release date is October 1?
Right after the news that the new Apple TV runs iOS, a tipster sent in a note saying the new Apple TV will be officially released on October 1 and that demo units will be setup in Apple Store locations for the same date.
We generally ignore these kinds of emails as nothing but unsubstantiated rumors, but October 1 coincides with the “2-4 week” ship date listed on Apple’s online store so it doesn’t seem that far fetched. We’ll find out in a few short weeks!
Update: Many early buyers have received shipment notices of their Apple TV, and they are scheduled to be delivered by October 1.
UPDATE: Finally got an explanation. The shipment was NOT on hold nor held by customs but was bumped by Fed Ex due to overload. It will be delivered tomorrow. Also, it appears that Fed Ex is not so good anymore on providing updates to online tracking. No explanation was provided for the strange excuses given by Fed Ex in the morning. Apple customer service is super and connected me directly to Fed Ex in Anchorage on my later call.
I received a ship notice from Apple earlier this week that my Apple TV has shipped with delivery by 4:30 PM on September 30. When tracking did not show “out for delivery” today I contacted Fed Ex and was told that there were instructions on the outside of the bulk shipment container saying DO NOT DELIVER BEFORE OCT 5. This shipment has been in Anchorage for two days yet Fed Ex tracking still acknowledges ON TIME for the Sept 30 delivery. I contacted Apple customer service and they knew of no hold. What is going on? The Apple shipment still rests with Fed Ex in Alaska, Fed Ex confirms. What gives?????
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“google tv is really a computer” … which is exactly why I don’t want one. The propeller heads just don’t get it!
If I want to go to websites I’ll go on my iPhone or iPad or iMac. not my iApple TV…
Im going with Google TV. google tv is really a computer. You can go to websites apple tv you can only go video shopping, and it has no apps.