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Apple TV 4K With 64GB Storage Faces 4-5 Week Shipping Delay

If you were planning to purchase a new Apple TV 4K with 64GB of storage from Apple in time for the holidays, you may have to look elsewhere.


As spotted on Reddit, the 64GB model is currently out of stock at most Apple retail stores, and estimated to ship in 4-5 weeks on Apple's online store around the world. Orders placed today might not be delivered until as late as early January.

The reason for the delay is unknown. Lengthy shipping estimates can sometimes foreshadow a product refresh, but the Apple TV 4K was just released in late September, so it's unlikely a new model is on the horizon.

Notably, the 32GB model is still available for pickup at most Apple retail stores today, and estimated to ship in approximately one week on Apple's online store in the United States and over a dozen other countries we checked.

The latest Apple TV supports both 4K and HDR video playback. The set-top box starts at $179 in the United States.

If you are looking to purchase an Apple TV 4K with 64GB of storage, some resellers such as Best Buy, Costco, MacMall, Sam's Club, Staples, Target, and Walmart may still have stock available online or in stores.

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13 weeks ago
I'd like to meet the guy who has used up all 64GB of storage. 32GB is plenty since you can't store video and only Apps. Does the App store even have 32GB of Apps? LOL.
Rating: 37 Votes
13 weeks ago

i still can't get netflix to play a movie on mine


You have to connect to internet to make it work.
Rating: 30 Votes
13 weeks ago
Might be due to flash memory sourcing problems. They raised the price of the iPad Pro in September because of it. With all the new iPhone 8/8+/X storages starting at 64gb, they might be taking precedence over the Apple TV.
Rating: 14 Votes
13 weeks ago

Target has plenty of them. Fake news..


Which part of this sentence do you need to re-read? "the 64GB model is currently out of stock at most Apple retail stores"

Fake alert to fake news.
Rating: 8 Votes
13 weeks ago

I'd like to meet the guy who has used up all 64GB of storage.

Hello. Nice to meet you.

No, I haven't actually used up all the storage yet. But I like the new 4K video screensavers and have auto-download checked. Those short videos can eat up storage pretty quickly. I can easily imagine 64 gb filling up just with those.

As for the shortage, perhaps it's that the device is selling really well.
Rating: 8 Votes
13 weeks ago
A couple streaming services recently offered a free Apple TV with a couple month package from their service. Could certainly have cut into the supply a bit.

Doesn't it also use the same processor the HomePod will utilize? Could have cut into their chip stock too.
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I'd like to meet the guy who has used up all 64GB of storage. 32GB is plenty since you can't store video and only Apps. Does the App store even have 32GB of Apps? LOL.


The size limit of a tvOS app bundle has increased from 200 MB to 4 GB, so you can include more media in your submission and provide a complete, rich user experience upon installation. Also, tvOS apps can use On-Demand Resources to host up to 20 GB of additional content on the App Store.

Having said that, most apps use a small fraction of that. A couple hundred megs at most.
Rating: 8 Votes
13 weeks ago
The fact that these things even COME in 64GB in the first place is baffling to me. The apps are all super small, and ATV is a streaming box, not a video repository. Seems like an unnecessary SKU in Apple's product lineup, so I wouldn't be surprised if they summarily ended one of the two storage size options.
Rating: 6 Votes
13 weeks ago
I had a pre-order with Apple Canada but ended up buying from Best Buy. I probably don't need 64GB but for an extra $20 to double storage why not.
Rating: 5 Votes
13 weeks ago
I recall seeing a little while back that auto refresh-rate switching was going to be enabled in an upcoming OS update for this. Did that happen?

If it happened, and it works, I'll certainly buy one. FireTV HD not doing it is driving me nuts...
Rating: 3 Votes
13 weeks ago

i still can't get netflix to play a movie on mine


I never understand posts like these.
Rating: 3 Votes

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