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Old Feb 12, 2007, 06:00 PM   #1
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Apple TV Shipping in February as Promised?



Vnunet claims to have received a short statement from an Apple spokeswoman regarding the ship date for the Apple TV:

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"We're still planning to release Apple TV in February, as announced" she said.
The comment is triggered by a recent ThinkSecret report that the Apple TV had been pushed to the beginning of March.

The source of the confusion had been Apple's internal ship dates for Apple resellers to expect their Apple TV units. Indeed, Macworld.co.uk also claimed that they were told not to expect a review unit before March.

Early customers who placed online orders through the Apple Store are still being quoted a ship date "by February 28th".
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 06:03 PM   #2
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prolly, weve already discussed the fact that the shipment date never changed...
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 06:05 PM   #3
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The think secret report had always said "The first shipments of Apple TV to the company's retail stores have been pushed back to the beginning of March, Think Secret has learned."

Its everyone else who miss read it
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 06:14 PM   #4
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This proves that Apple Inc reads rumor sites.

...then again, so did Steve's acknowledgement of accidentally leaked stats for the G5's premier.

*shrugs*

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Old Feb 12, 2007, 06:18 PM   #5
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i hhave a friend who used to work for apple and he told me that they actually have a department that spends the whole day going thru rumour sites and the like seeing what people are saying.

I mean, talk about cheap market research. Whenever something is announced then everyone starts to whinge and whine about the product and its short comings. I guess this gives apple a good idea as to what features people want in things and what they think about the products.

With the high exposure apple now gets they need to know what people are thinking and what they require in products, and well, its always nice to know what people are saying about you .
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 06:23 PM   #6
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i hhave a friend who used to work for apple and he told me that they actually have a department that spends the whole day going thru rumour sites and the like seeing what people are saying.

I mean, talk about cheap market research. Whenever something is announced then everyone starts to whinge and whine about the product and its short comings. I guess this gives apple a good idea as to what features people want in things and what they think about the products.

With the high exposure apple now gets they need to know what people are thinking and what they require in products, and well, its always nice to know what people are saying about you .
cant they just moderate their own Apple forums for whines and gripes? (and rumors/news)
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 06:28 PM   #7
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i hhave a friend who used to work for apple and he told me that they actually have a department that spends the whole day going thru rumour sites and the like seeing what people are saying.

I mean, talk about cheap market research. Whenever something is announced then everyone starts to whinge and whine about the product and its short comings. I guess this gives apple a good idea as to what features people want in things and what they think about the products.

With the high exposure apple now gets they need to know what people are thinking and what they require in products, and well, its always nice to know what people are saying about you .
Just imagine, one of us might be an undercover apple agent!
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 06:35 PM   #8
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Early customers who placed online orders through the Apple Store are still being quoted a ship date "by February 28th".
Shipping the final day in February or the beginning of March. What's the difference? No one will actually receive one until March anyway.
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 06:35 PM   #9
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Just imagine, one of us might be an undercover apple agent!
There could be someone from Apple lurking here right now as we speak!

On topic, that's good that the TV is going to ship as expected...
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Just imagine, one of us might be an undercover apple agent!
It's him! Bag the Noob!



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Old Feb 12, 2007, 06:46 PM   #11
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Is it just me or is the difference between "Feb 28" and "The beginning of March" just a few days? Feb only has 28 days in it! Why does everyone think this is news? Are we that desperate for rumors? IMHO, This should be a page 3 or 4 post if those pages existed.
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 06:47 PM   #12
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i hhave a friend who used to work for apple and he told me that they actually have a department that spends the whole day going thru rumour sites and the like seeing what people are saying.

I mean, talk about cheap market research. Whenever something is announced then everyone starts to whinge and whine about the product and its short comings. I guess this gives apple a good idea as to what features people want in things and what they think about the products.

With the high exposure apple now gets they need to know what people are thinking and what they require in products, and well, its always nice to know what people are saying about you .
Don't focus group members normally get paid? Hello, Apple?
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 06:49 PM   #13
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Is it just me or is the difference between "Feb 28" and "The beginning of March" just a few days? Feb only has 28 days in it! Why does everyone think this is news? Are we that desperate for rumors? IMHO, This should be a page 3 or 4 post if those pages existed.
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 06:52 PM   #14
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i hhave a friend who used to work for apple and he told me that they actually have a department that spends the whole day going thru rumour sites and the like seeing what people are saying.

I mean, talk about cheap market research. Whenever something is announced then everyone starts to whinge and whine about the product and its short comings. I guess this gives apple a good idea as to what features people want in things and what they think about the products.

With the high exposure apple now gets they need to know what people are thinking and what they require in products, and well, its always nice to know what people are saying about you .
In that case ..... Steve, fix the shuffle so it can autosync podcasts and audiobooks. Not cool how podcasts and audio books can not sync like music does.

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There could be someone from Apple lurking here right now as we speak!

On topic, that's good that the TV is going to ship as expected...
I hope so, this is the best blog anyway, where else could they be?
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 07:00 PM   #15
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I hope so, this is the best blog anyway, where else could they be?
off topic I know .Forgive me Mods...BUT this seems to tick me off for some reason.

How do you figure MacRumors is a BLOG?

arn doesn't come in here and give his daily thoughts,rants and pics.etc..

This is a Mac Community Discussion Board.And the best I might add.
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 07:19 PM   #16
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End of Feb vs beginning of March? What is that? Like 5 days? Geez.
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off topic I know .Forgive me Mods...BUT this seems to tick me off for some reason.

How do you figure MacRumors is a BLOG?

arn doesn't come in here and give his daily thoughts,rants and pics.etc..

This is a Mac Community Discussion Board.And the best I might add.
Mea culpa ..... The best comunity Discussion Board, ever.
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 07:41 PM   #18
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If people are going to make up junk news and tittle tattle can they at least speculate about something interesting..(like the rumored spreadsheet element of Iwork 7 - that sort of 'completes the 'office' replacement suite doesn't it!)
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well the sooner the better i guess, as long as it's right. looking forward to playing with one of these in an Apple Store
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chief, got nothing these days I guess.

The first one, well, ok, that was another excuse to discuss a bit the product, but you are looking desperate !!!!
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 08:28 PM   #21
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Are we that desperate for rumors?
I just have one word for you: YES

Apple rumors, moderate dose of caffeine (read: lots of it), and one glass of red wine a day will help you getting old healthy......
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Mea culpa ..... The best comunity Discussion Board, ever.
I still don't get how a short story like this gets negative scores!. Can someone explain? Or is that just the secret MS operatives from the dedicated dept at MS which are tasked to watch these forums too.
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 09:58 PM   #24
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Seriously, who cares about it. It is deemed to be a flop at least this version.
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Seriously, who cares about it. It is deemed to be a flop at least this version.
I'm bet that almost everyone who bought it cares.


As for it flopping, go look at the thread about the iPod when Jobs first released it.
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