Apple TV's shipping estimate slipped to 1-2 weeks on the Apple Online Store in the United States today, less than six weeks before Apple is rumored to announce a new version of the set-top box at WWDC 2015 on June 8-12. The shipping times initially slipped to 1-2 weeks on the Apple Online Store on late Wednesday before the set-top box returned to in stock on Thursday, only to slip to 1-2 weeks again hours later.

apple_tv_black
A number of Apple products have been given longer shipping estimates in the past few weeks, possibly because of Apple Watch congestion within the company's supply chain and delivery channels, so this change could be nothing more than a regular fluctuation. But with WWDC set to take place in early June, and a new Apple TV set-top box expected to be announced, the timing of the shipping time slipping is worth noting.

The next-generation Apple TV is rumored to feature Apple's latest A8 system-on-a-chip and a "dramatic increase" in internal storage, well beyond the 8GB included in the current third-generation set-top box. BuzzFeed reported in March that the new Apple TV will also gain an App Store and Siri for controlling a wide selection of HomeKit-enabled home automation devices through the set-top box.

Apple TV was discounted to $69 in the U.S. in March.

Top Rated Comments

AppleInLVX Avatar
95 months ago
Yeah, of all the things I could buy from Apple this year, this one seems to be the only no-brainer. Love my Apple TV.

It's funny, when I bought the first one, my wife figured I must be nuts... there was no reason for it, with the video store right up the road. Fast forward to today and the video store is long gone, and we use the Apple TV nearly as much as the Macs. Any improvements are most welcome, and I'll shell out for them. And my wife won't give me any geek-grief, either. :D
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nezr Avatar
95 months ago
Bring iOS gaming to the big screen
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
critter13 Avatar
95 months ago
I was thinking about ordering one today but now I think I'll just wait for the new one.

I'm still using an ATV2.

sell that thing on eBay for some serious $$$
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
clukas Avatar
95 months ago
hopefully new features will also be availible on the apple tv 3rd gen.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macduke Avatar
95 months ago
Definitely buying a new Apple TV. I hope it can be used as a HomeKit hub. I'm ready to begin embracing a wider home automation strategy after getting a Nest two years ago. I'd like to get something that can lockdown my house and provide some security that can be easily managed from my phone and use Siri. There has been a robbery spree on my street lately so I'm concerned. So window and door sensors would be great, as well as front and back cameras with two-way communication, something to intelligently match my patterns to turn on and off lights when I'm on vacation, and remote door locking/garage door opening. I'm willing to spend around $1000 give or take a few hundred.

I'm also excited about Siri coming to Apple TV and an App Store. Hopefully we can get some gaming going on the thing. I've got my Xbox One tucked away in my man cave. A more casual gaming platform would be welcome in the living room. And no the Wii U is dumb.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
extricated Avatar
95 months ago
I miss the storage capacity of the first generation Apple TV.
Glad to see they're adding some back to the upcoming model. Though likely for different reasons.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iPhone 14 Pro Purple Rear Flat MacRumors Exclusive

iPhone 14 Pro Predicted to Start With Increased 256GB Storage Alongside Rumored Price Increase

Wednesday August 10, 2022 11:14 am PDT by
Earlier today, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed iPhone 14 Pro models will be more expensive than iPhone 13 Pro models. Kuo did not reveal exact pricing, but he said that the average selling price of all four iPhone 14 models will increase by about 15% overall. While higher prices would be disappointing for customers, it is possible the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will offer increased...
iOS 16 battery percentage

Apple Limiting iOS 16 Beta 5 Battery Percentage Display to Select iPhones: Here Are the Supported Devices

Tuesday August 9, 2022 2:51 am PDT by
Apple this week brought back one of the most highly requested features from iOS users since the launch of the iPhone X in 2017: the ability to see your battery percentage directly in the status bar. Ever since the launch of the iPhone X with the notch, Apple has not allowed users to show their battery percentage directly in the status bar, forcing them to swipe down into Control Center to...
iPhone 14 Pro Lineup Feature Silver

Kuo: Apple to Increase Prices of iPhone 14 Pro Models

Wednesday August 10, 2022 8:22 am PDT by
Apple plans to increase the prices of iPhone 14 Pro models compared to iPhone 13 Pro models, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo did not reveal exact pricing for the iPhone 14 Pro models. However, in a tweet today, he estimated that the average selling price of the iPhone 14 lineup as a whole will increase by about 15% compared to the iPhone 13 lineup. In the United States, the iPhone...
ios 16 beta 5 battery percent

iOS 16 Beta 5: Battery Percentage Now Displayed in iPhone Status Bar

Monday August 8, 2022 10:43 am PDT by
With the fifth beta of iOS 16, Apple has updated the battery icon on iPhones with Face ID to display the specific battery percentage rather than just a visual representation of battery level. The new battery indicator is available on iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models, with the exception of the 5.4-inch iPhone 12/13 mini. It is also available on the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, XS and XS Max, and...
battery percentage ios 16

Here's Why the iPhone Battery Status Icon in iOS 16 Is So Controversial

Wednesday August 10, 2022 4:34 am PDT by
In the latest iOS 16 beta, Apple has updated the status bar battery icon on iPhones with Face ID to display the exact percentage remaining rather than just a visual representation of battery level, and while the change has been largely welcomed, some users are unhappy with the way it has been implemented. In iOS 15 and earlier, battery percent has not been present on iPhones that have...
iPhone 14 Pro Purple Front and Back MacRumors Exclusive feature

iPhone 14 Is Just a Few Weeks Away: Three Tips to Prepare for the New iPhone

Wednesday August 10, 2022 4:08 am PDT by
The launch of the new iPhone 14 is just a few weeks away, meaning millions of iPhone customers will soon upgrade their existing iPhone or perhaps get an iPhone for the first time. Exclusive MacRumors iPhone 14 Pro renders by graphic designer Ian Zelbo Whether upgrading from an older model or this is your first iPhone, we've rounded up a few tips to help you prepare for the next flagship...
iPhone 14 Lineup Feature Purple

Color Options for All iPhone 14 Models: Everything We Know

Monday August 8, 2022 3:59 am PDT by
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models are rumored to be available in a refreshed range of color options, including an all-new purple color. Most expectations about the iPhone 14 lineup's color options come from an unverified post on Chinese social media site Weibo earlier this year. Overall, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro's selection of color options could look fairly similar to those of the ...