Apple TV 4K With 64GB is Back in Stock After Extended Shipping Delays

Apple TV 4K models with 64GB of storage are finally back in stock following months of shipping delays for the larger capacity model.


64GB configurations are currently estimated for delivery in 1-2 days in the United States and several other countries on Apple's online store, while same-day pickup is now available at dozens of Apple's retail stores.

Back in November, shipping estimates for the 64GB model fell back to 4-5 weeks. The estimate began to shrink gradually in January and has now improved enough for next-day delivery to be a possibility again as of this week.

Apple never provided a reason for the shipping delays, but it may have been due to a recent shortage in the NAND flash storage market.

Apple TV 4K was released last September in 32GB and 64GB sizes for $179 and $199 respectively in the United States. Apple recently began selling refurbished units for $30 off in the United States, a roughly 15 percent discount.

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8 months ago

Wait, who the hell buys the 64GB version?

Me. I just bought the 64GB 4K version at the Apple Store this past Saturday. I’d rather be safe than sorry. $20 isn’t much especially when you’re doubling the memory size IMO.
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8 months ago

Wait, who the hell buys the 64GB version?

Almost everyone that buys an Apple TV?
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8 months ago

Direct TV giveaways? And other promotions ? To me that caused a shortage.

If I'm not mistaken, all of the sales and special offers were for the 32GB model only (certainly the Direct TV Now offer). Which, BTW, makes the price differential between the 32 and 64 GB models much bigger than $20 in practice.
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8 months ago

Almost everyone that buys an Apple TV?

You're basing that assumption on what? Also, what would someone be storing on an ATV?
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8 months ago

You're basing that assumption on what? Also, what would someone be storing on an ATV?

My thoughts are the same. Own a 32 GB model (4th gen) never had an issue with storage shortage.
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8 months ago

Almost everyone that buys an Apple TV?

why? unless you have a ton of games. a lot. who out there is using more than 32GB and what is taking up so much space? curious
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8 months ago
Wait, who the hell buys the 64GB version?
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8 months ago

Wait, who the hell buys the 64GB version?


Almost everyone that buys an Apple TV?


Also, what would someone be storing on an ATV?


Me. I just bought the 64GB 4K version at the Apple Store this past Saturday. I’d rather be safe than sorry. $20 isn’t much especially when you’re doubling the memory size IMO.


Me too. I can’t predict tvOS and App changes for storage needs. I had my previous AppleTV (version 3, bought on day 1) for a number of years, picturing the same here


My thoughts are the same. Own a 32 GB model (4th gen) never had an issue with storage shortage.


why? unless you have a ton of games. a lot. who out there is using more than 32GB and what is taking up so much space? curious


I got the 64GB version when it was first released because I thought there could be the possibility of some apps using local storage for DVR recordings. I guess I was wrong... at least storage wont be an issue anytime soon.


Besides future proofing (I guess?) why do people buy the larger one?
What am I missing?


Since tvOS will delete app content data if the device needs the space, no.


Honestly, it seems crazy to me that people are buying the larger one still after years now (since 2015's release of the 4th gen) of there being no proven reason to do so...


Whether to get a 32GB or 64GB ATV gets asked a lot. On the surface, it doesn't seem like there is a reason to get a 64GB, but I may have found uses for it.

I while back, I was wondering if I could fill up the space on my ATV4 64GB. I started downloading any free game I could, plus some paid ones that looked interesting.

Using the Storage app, I would watch the space available go down into less than 1GB, only to have the OS free up space, usually 10GB of space. This continued for a long while, and the OS would keep clearing out cache every time I got close to filled. I never ran out of space.

I forget how many apps I have install, probably 400+, but many of them are relatively small. There are a few games that take up quite a bit of space, but most of them are small.

Now, one might think that this means the 64GB is pointless, but I don't think so. A problem I noticed after having so many apps installed, is that the tvOS runs sluggish, freezes, and sometimes reloads and restarts itself when using a lot of different apps in a short period of time. This is especially true for video app, such as Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, HBO....

While this might not be typical behavior of the average ATV user, I tend to go from app to app to app in a really short period of time. Example, some games give daily tokens to use/give, and I might play many games daily to use/collect the free currency. As for video apps, sometimes I will start watching something, then change it to something else.

These things seem to cause the tvOS to become unstable. I assume it was because I was constantly needing more space, and the OS would free up space.

Also, it seemed like the task of freeing up space also was taxing on the OS, as this is usually when I would see the slowdowns.

Keep in mind that this was on a 64GB, so I assume that this would be worse on the 32GB.

So, I think the 64GB does have a use, and that is keeping things long term in the cache.

All that said, I do plan on my next ATV4K to be a 32GB, but only because I could get that under the DTN promotion for really cheap. If I was to pay full price, I would get the 64GB one.
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8 months ago

Almost everyone that buys an Apple TV?


Plenty of room in my 32g. Not a gamer. :rolleyes:
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8 months ago
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the worst deal in tech.
They may as well released a 34GB model.
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