Apple TV Shipping Estimate Slips to 1-2 Weeks Ahead of WWDC

Thursday April 30, 2015 9:23 AM PDT by Joe Rossignol

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.

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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.

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64 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
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64 months ago
Bring iOS gaming to the big screen
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64 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 $$$
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64 months ago
hopefully new features will also be availible on the apple tv 3rd gen.
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64 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.
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64 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.
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