New Apple TV 4K Orders Begin Shipping With May 21 Delivery

The new Apple TV 4K will begin arriving to customers this Friday, May 21, and ahead of time, orders are now beginning to be marked as "shipped" on Apple's online store. Track your order with others in the MacRumors forums.

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As of Wednesday afternoon, most of the Apple TV 4K orders that have been marked as "shipped" appear to be in Canada, but orders in other countries should start shipping within the next day. Many customers who ordered the new Siri Remote separately are also seeing a May 21 delivery estimate, but we've yet to see these orders begin shipping at this time.

The new Apple TV 4K features a faster A12 Bionic chip, support for high frame rate HDR and Dolby Vision video, and a redesigned Siri Remote with a physical clickpad that is also touch-enabled for swipe gestures that Apple TV users are familiar with. The outer ring of the clickpad supports a circular gesture for finding a scene in a movie or show.

Priced at $179 with 32GB of storage or $199 with 64GB of storage, the new Apple TV 4K will also be on display and available for purchase at Apple Store locations starting May 21, although supplies may be limited on launch day.

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MrTemple Avatar
40 months ago
Oh Jony, I cannot wait to ditch your remote.

$100 says that 'designer' never, ever watches TV.
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Apple_Jae Avatar
40 months ago
Me on Friday

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MrTemple Avatar
40 months ago

you put designer in quotes as if somehow your opinion invalidates his skill and talent. the man is globally recognized for his design, and was given a knighthood for it. your lack of appreciation for something as meaningless as a remote does not change this. at all.

on the other hand, i'm still preparing to ship here and i ordered at launch. hoping to see this change or UPS update me a tracking info via app soon. thinking to take my chance checking out the apple store app early on friday for store pickup if this doesnt ship for friday.
I put "designer" in quotes because I don't think you can call yourself a "designer" if you are merely an "aesthetic designer". Functional design is critical to good design. And Apple's hardware and software products during Jony Ive's reign at the top (when he had fewer checks against his vision than when he was lower down) show a consistent, steady decline in functional design. Something that Apple is only just now recovering from.

And no amount of laurels from the aesthetic design community is going to change my opinion that Jony's Apple products took a big step backward in functional design.

The ENORMOUS amount of backlash across their line in this regard indicates to me that I am not alone in this.

And no doubt that backstep and that backlash was the reason he was pushed out. Laurels or not.
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MrTemple Avatar
40 months ago

Has anyone ordered the larger memory AppleTV, and if so - did you ever use the extra memory?
I ordered the larger-memory ATV4K. Never used the extra memory. Never came close.

I still ordered the larger memory option for the Gen 2, because even though I knew I'd probably never need it, $20 was worthwhile 'insurance' against a future feature/option/app that made me regret not getting it.

If you're on the fence don't bother with the bigger memory. Unless you're a nutter like me.
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MrTemple Avatar
40 months ago

so long as you acknowledge it's opinion, and valued at absolutely not an ounce more than that. because i dont think you can define what a designer is by conjecture if indeed that is what they are.

regardless of how you "feel".
Thanks for policing my self-awareness that my posts on an internet forum are my opinion. ?
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roncron Avatar
40 months ago
Don't know when mine will arrive, but when it does I'm sure it will be EXTREMELY well packed, because they've been "preparing to ship" it for 5 days! Now THAT'S what I call outstanding customer service! ?
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