Apple TV 4K Orders Now Preparing to Ship Ahead of May 21 to 27 Delivery Estimates

Apple is getting ready to send out second-generation Apple TV 4K devices to those who preordered on April 30, with orders now shifting to "Preparing to Ship."

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Apple began charging credit and debit cards earlier today, and orders should start shipping out soon. The earliest Apple TV 4K preorders have estimated delivery dates between Friday, May 21 and Thursday, May 27.

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The second-generation ‌Apple TV‌ 4K is identical in design to the original ‌Apple TV‌ 4K, but it supports high frame rate HDR and comes equipped with a faster A12 Bionic processor. The new ‌Apple TV‌ is accompanied by a redesigned Siri Remote that has a more substantial body and a touch-enabled clickpad.

Pricing on the ‌Apple TV‌ 4K starts at $179 for 32GB of storage, though there's also a 64GB option available for $199. The second-generation ‌Apple TV‌ 4K is still widely available, and orders placed today will deliver between May 25 and June 2.

The $59 ‌Siri‌ Remote is available on a standalone basis for those who already have an ‌Apple TV‌ but want the new remote design, and it also comes bundled with the lower-cost Apple TV HD.

The new M1 iPad Pro models and the ‌M1‌ iMacs are also expected to start arriving to customers on Friday, May 21, and shipments for those devices have already begun.

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ipedro Avatar
40 months ago
Mine is prepping to ship:



I sold my tv ahead of receiving this one and have tried using the Apple TV 2 I had in storage. Yikes, it’s easy to forget but that thing was a pain to use. AirPlay was slow, laggy, and unreliable and navigating the menus with a 4 point clicker was difficult. We’ve all been spoiled by tvOS, AirPlay 2 and yes, the Siri remote with swipe navigation.

Can’t wait for the new one to arrive!

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kyemaloy Avatar
40 months ago
Anyone in the UK has any movement on anything ordered on the 30th? This and my iPad haven’t moved from processing!
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ipedro Avatar
40 months ago

Who did you sell it to? Like a friend? Just some online place that takes trade in?
Sold it to a friend. Got $80 for a 4 year old Apple TV that was my most used device aside from my iPhone. Used it every day for every single day of those 4 years. Not a bad return on investment.
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Program_Install Avatar
40 months ago
Sweet, my status just updated. Excited about the new remote.
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kcslc Avatar
40 months ago
I just don’t think this is a good value. They could have put a better chip in this and really hit a home run with gaming. But alas, this is apple we’re talking about. I was eager for this update and ready to buy. But after seeing the specs. Eh. No. I may just get an Xbox series S for $100 more.
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Eorlas Avatar
40 months ago

I just don’t think this is a good value. They could have put a better chip in this and really hit a home run with gaming. But alas, this is apple we’re talking about. I was eager for this update and ready to buy. But after seeing the specs. Eh. No. I may just get an Xbox series S for $100 more.
even if apple had thrown in a "better chip", this was not at all going to be your better option if your alternate consideration was an xbox series s. even though xbox hardly has a library of exclusive game options that make it a worthwhile console to have, it's still a much much better gaming option vs apple's arcade selection.
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