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Old Jan 30, 2008, 11:38 AM   #1
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Apple TV (Take 2) Delayed!!!!

I just saw this on engadget.com. Check out the link. They don't have any information but they are usually pretty reliable.

http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/30/a...pdate-delayed/

Gizmodo.com has the official memo sent from Apple.

http://gizmodo.com/350656/official-a...update-delayed
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 11:45 AM   #2
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Bummer but better to get things right then rush it out.
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 11:48 AM   #3
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Crap.....

Guess we can all stop hitting the software update button.
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 11:53 AM   #4
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Apple Announces MacBook Air Shipping, Apple TV Update Delayed



Apple announced today that the MacBook Air is now shipping, as we previously reported. The first MacBook Air shipments are expected to be arriving tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Apple also announced that the Apple TV update that introduces a competely refreshed version of the Apple TV interface "is not quite finished". The free update has been delayed for "another week or two".

Apple announced both products at Macworld San Francisco 2008.

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Old Jan 30, 2008, 11:54 AM   #5
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Actually...

That item is from the day of the keynote, at least the memo is, so I dunno what is going on at this point...
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 11:55 AM   #6
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Baited breath

I don't see any evidence here, just a two week old press release saying it's due in two weeks, and engadget saying apple told them so.

Maybe I'm reading it wrong, or doing some serious wishful thinking, either way I still have baited breath.

Maybe I should have a mint.
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 11:55 AM   #7
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It doesn't mention a delay in the memo, it says "within two weeks", which is what Steve said at the keynote. Seems to me that they would have mentioned a delay if there was one.
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 11:55 AM   #8
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oh yay.

now if only "another week or two" didnt mean another month or two.
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 11:55 AM   #9
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Son of a! I bought the AppleTV after the keynote and have been waiting ever since.
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 11:57 AM   #10
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Argh, I've been looking forward to that update for two weeks now
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 11:57 AM   #11
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lol. Yeah, about that. When I said two weeks, I really meant not two weeks. Whoops...
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 11:57 AM   #12
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Apparently none of you can read. See bolded.

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MacBook Air Now Shipping


Apple TV Update Coming Soon


CUPERTINO, California--January 30, 2008
--Apple® today announced that MacBook Air™, the world's thinnest notebook, is now shipping. MacBook Air measures an unprecedented 0.16-inches at its thinnest point, while its maximum height of 0.76-inches is less than the thinnest point on competing notebooks. Apple also announced that the new Apple TV® software update, which allows users to rent high definition movies directly from their widescreen TVs, is not quite finished. Apple now plans to make the free software download available to existing Apple TV customers in another week or two.

MacBook Air has a stunning 13.3-inch LED-backlit widescreen display, a full-size and backlit keyboard, a built-in iSight® video camera for video conferencing, and a spacious trackpad with multi-touch gesture support so users can pinch, rotate and swipe. MacBook Air is powered by a 1.6 GHz or 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4MB L2 cache, and includes as standard features 2GB of memory, an 80GB 1.8-inch hard drive, and the latest 802.11n Wi-Fi technology and Bluetooth 2.1.

Apple TV's software update will allow movie fans to rent movies on the iTunes® Store directly from their widescreen TV. With iTunes Movie Rentals and Apple TV, users can just click a button on their remote to effortlessly rent movies from a catalog of over 1,000 titles by the end of February, including over 100 titles in stunning high definition video with 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound, with no computer required. DVD-quality iTunes Movie Rentals are $2.99 for library titles and $3.99 for new releases, and high definition versions are just one dollar more with library titles at $3.99 and new releases at $4.99. Purchases downloaded to Apple TV are automatically synced back to iTunes on the user's computer for enjoyment on their computer, all current generation iPods* or iPhone™. Apple TV easily connects to a broad range of widescreen TVs and home theater systems and comes standard with HDMI, component video, analog and optical audio ports.

Pricing & Availability
The new MacBook Air is now shipping and will be available through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $1,799 (US), and includes:
• 13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with 1280x800 resolution;
• 1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4MB L2 cache;
• 800 MHz front-side bus;
• 2GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM;
• 80GB hard disk drive with Sudden Motion Sensor;
• Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100;
• Micro-DVI port (includes Micro-DVI to VGA and Micro-DVI to DVI Adapters);
• built-in iSight video camera;
• built-in AirPort Extreme® 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
• one USB 2.0 port;
• one headphone port;
• multi-touch TrackPad with support for advanced multi-touch gestures including tap, scroll, pinch, rotate and swipe; and
• 45 Watt MagSafe® Power Adapter.

Build-to-order options and accessories for MacBook Air include the ability to upgrade to a 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor; 64GB solid state drive, MacBook Air SuperDrive®, Apple USB Ethernet Adapter, Apple USB Modem, Apple MagSafe Airline Adapter, Apple Remote and the AppleCare Protection Plan. Additional build-to-order options also include pre-installed copies of iWork™ '08, Logic® Express 8, Final Cut® Express 4 and Aperture™ 1.5.

The new Apple TV software will be available as a free automatic download to all Apple TV customers within two weeks. Apple TV, which includes the Apple Remote, is available from the Apple Store (www.apple.com), Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $229 (US) for the 40GB model and $329 (US) for the 160GB model (US and Canada). Apple TV requires an 802.11g/n wireless network or 10/100 Base-T Ethernet networking, a broadband Internet connection and a high definition widescreen TV. iPod® games will not play on Apple TV. iTunes Movie Rentals are available in the US only.

*Movie rentals work on iPod classic, iPod nano with video and iPod touch.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and has entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone.
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 11:58 AM   #13
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I just caught this over in the AppleTV forum a few minute ago.
Not too happy about it. What do you think is potentially causing this hold up?
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 11:59 AM   #14
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Finally! … Now that they're shipping can we please have the MBPs?
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 11:59 AM   #15
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here is the link to the press release.

its delayed
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 11:59 AM   #16
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Maybe they will be updated when I buy mine in a few weeks. We'll see.
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 12:00 PM   #17
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It's officially delayed...

I too thought that it was the old Apple press release, but just checked the Hot News section on Apple.com...

http://www.apple.com/hotnews/

MacBook Air now shipping; Apple TV Update coming soon
The world’s thinnest notebook is now shipping, Apple announced today. MacBook Air measures an unprecedented 0.16-inches at its thinnest point. And at it’s maximum height of 0.76-inches, it’s less than the thinnest point on competing notebooks.

Apple also announced that the free Apple TV software update enabling movie rentals is not quite finished and will now be available in another week or two. [Jan 30, 2008]


:-(

I'm disappointed...
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 12:00 PM   #18
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That item is from the day of the keynote, at least the memo is, so I dunno what is going on at this point...
What makes you say its from the day of the keynote?
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 12:00 PM   #19
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I just caught this over in the AppleTV forum a few minute ago.
Not too happy about it. What do you think is potentially causing this hold up?
Since the entire interface is apparently gonna be revamped, my guess is they just misjudged their time frame.
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 12:01 PM   #20
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http://www.apple.com/hotnews/

Here it is on the hot news page.
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 12:02 PM   #21
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Yeah, let's trust those idiots at Gizmodo who got banned from CES, angering the entire online journalism community which is already struggling for credibility and press credentials.

I think Gizmodo is either trying to be deliberately obfuscative because they're bitter about getting booted out of CES vis-a-vis their own stupidity, or they're just being inept by citing a deadline given two weeks ago in an article published today.

EDIT: Ok, I'm mistaken. But I still think Gizmodo are douchebags.
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 12:03 PM   #22
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Bummer

Hey I didnt bother to read it properly alright!

My bad.
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 12:03 PM   #23
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Yeah, let's trust those idiots at Gizmodo who got banned from CES, angering the entire online journalism community which is already struggling for credibility and press credentials.

I think Gizmodo is either trying to be deliberately obfuscative because they're bitter about CES, or they're just being inept by citing a deadline given two weeks ago in an article published today.
Why isn't there a tard smiley here?

It's on Apple's NEWS PAGE.
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 12:03 PM   #24
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Not too happy about it. What do you think is potentially causing this hold up?
Appears Apple has software engineers who can't meet their schedules...boo
Has anything been on time in the last year?
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 12:04 PM   #25
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I just caught this over in the AppleTV forum a few minute ago.
Not too happy about it. What do you think is potentially causing this hold up?
Hopefully fixing the flickr intergration that locked up the machine in the keynote.
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