Apple TV Delayed Until March

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    Apple confirmed today that the Apple TV will be delayed until mid-March.

    This is despite claims that they would be reaching their February launch. Apple officially announced the Apple TV at Macworld San Francisco for a February ship date.

    Meanwhile Apple Stores are still expecting in-store displays on March 5th for the Apple TV. Customers also report that early web orders have not yet changed and still reflect a Feb 28th ship date.
     
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    Bummer, but releasing a product that is buggy and not ready for prime time is always a bad idea.
     
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    Why am I not surprised at this news?
     
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    Hear that? that's the sound of another Rev A disaster unfolding. :p
     
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    And yet, we have Vista.

    I hope Apple is taking the extra time to cram a 500GB drive in that sucker.:p
     
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    Delay

    A two week delay for :apple:TV vs A seven year delay for Vista..... which is STILL not ready for Prime Time.

    Perhaps this mid-March release will coincide with
    another major release....:rolleyes:
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    I don't think this bodes well for other products (Leopard, updates to the mac line, etc). It's taking resources away from other stuff that they should focus on. I could not care less about :apple: tv until I get a new Mac Pro.
     
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    Obviously Steve has read my complaining posts all over the web concerning some options I wanted to have included and is retooling to meet my demands.
     
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    Groan...Oh well, I wasn't going to be queueing up for one overnight anyway :eek:
     
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    they should have waited until wednesday to announce this... :rolleyes:
     
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    500 Gb

    Now we're talkin'........ Add a slim Blu-Ray drive and we're
    good to go....
     
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    i agree. as long as they get it right....and mid march isn't too far away.....so this isn't that bad i guess
     
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    lol naturally. THis must have something to do with another product release....
     
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    i hope this two week delay doesn't foreshadow a delay in leopard's launch. apple promised a spring launch, but i'm hoping that'll be in the march/april time frame and not may/june. <fingers crossed>
     
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    So this means Mac OS 10.4.9 and iTunes 7.1.0 will be delayed even further.
     
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    But what might Apple's excuse be come mid-march! - considering the denial of the rumored delay of the product in the first place!!:D
     
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    Can't say that I'm not a little disappointed, but if it leads to a more polished product, and perhaps some new iTunes Store content options, I'll be a happy camper.

    I do wish they would go ahead and post the AppleTV manual for everyone to look at.
     
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    Not likely

    Since :apple:TV has it's own separate department, this delay will
    not draw from resources dedicated to Leopard, iPhone, iPod depts.
    Only within Mom&Pop shops does everyone in house drop what they're
    doing to pitch in to meet a deadline.........
     
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    Great observation.
    Stay tuned folks...

    Z
     
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    ?????? WHY?
     
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    Awww.... You've got to be kidding me. I had read about the March 5th retail date page 2 rumor and literally just ordered one online in order to get it sooner, seeing the February date on the apple store still. This was 10 minutes ago. Then I clicked over here. Darn Darn Darn....

    I had it all figured out... Ships on Wednesday, 2 day mail, watching it on Friday...

    Oh well... I'd rather it work correctly out of the box.

    Any chance the delay is working out PVR capabilities with an EyeTV plugged in to the otherwise unused USB port? I wish...
     
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    I'd think this is something they should have known sooner...you'd think with product cycles, you would want to give people notice of a delay sooner than later and then beat the revised expectations, rather than wait until just before the witching hour and dampen people's moods.
     
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    Seriously, im sure the wait is worth it. I bet if they said hey you know what were gunna have it shipping on time but theres gunna be a lot of kinks in it, im sure you wont mind, i think youd tell them to have the release date further back. Atleast your not waiting 5 years for it, and still getting a crap product. :rolleyes:
     
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    That's EXACTLY what I did. I'll have it before the weekend and then this. Eh, well there's nothing I can do about it so why stress.

     

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