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Apple Store and Best Buy locations have begun selling the new fourth-generation Apple TV in the U.S. and first wave launch countries. Apple is also offering Personal Pickup in the U.S., while Best Buy is allowing customers who pre-ordered for in-store pickup to pick up their set-top boxes starting this morning as the stores open up for the day.

While Best Buy began accepting pre-orders for the new Apple TV on Monday, it originally listed November 4 as the date when customers would be able pick them up in stores. Several MacRumors readers who pre-ordered began receiving notices on Thursday night letting them know their purchases would be ready for pickup today, nearly a week early.

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Apple retail stores around the world will also be offering the Apple TV, and in countries where October 30 has already rolled around, stores are already selling the new set-top boxes. Stores in the United States have been revamped overnight to feature advertising for the new Apple TV to coincide with the in-store launch.

Apple is also selling accessories like the new Apple TV Remote Loop and the SteelSeries Nimbus controller, and it also plans to begin selling the new Beats Pill+ speakers in its retail stores beginning today.

The new Apple TV, which includes features like a full App Store, universal search, Siri integration, and a touch-based remote control, is available in two configurations: 32GB and 64GB. The 32GB model is available for $149 and the 64GB model is available for $199.

Article Link: Apple Stores and Best Buy Begin In-Store Sales of New Apple TV
 
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Icaras

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Actually I have faith Apple will now deliver my order by Saturday. I just ordered a Nimbus controller a couple of hours ago with free shipping and I just received shipment confirmation for delivery on October 31. I believe my Apple TV will be the same, and if I recall, I think the Apple Watch had the same kind of stuck at "prepared for shipment" issues until the very last minute at launch.
 

CFreymarc

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Show is the camping line pics!

These theaters that are shaping Satr Wars I to VI before VII,
 

Locoboof

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So glad I canceled my apple order and pre-ordered it from Best Buy. I got to use my 25.00 in Best Buy rewards points and 17.00 back for the faster shipping I paid for from Apple. Now I just hope I get a email that I can pick it up tomorrow
 

MacManTexas56

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So glad I canceled my apple order and pre-ordered it from Best Buy. I got to use my 25.00 in Best Buy rewards points and 17.00 back for the faster shipping I paid for from Apple. Now I just hope I get a email that I can pick it up tomorrow
sign in your account and check the status. i never got an email, but it shows it's ready for pick up!
 

devinthomas

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Damn. Order from Apple last night with overnight shipping because I'm an impatient child. Oh well.
 

Gueeds

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how did they botch it?

When Tim said you could order Monday and they ship Friday, it was assumed stores wouldn't have any stock until the following week. So I preordered, it is still PFS, and I can walk into any Best Buy or Apple Store tomorrow and just grab one. Waste of money and resources on Apple's side, needed to be much clearer about availability.
 

pat500000

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Why not..after collecting few hundred dollars of best buy gift card...sure...i'll dive in.
 

JimmyHook

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When Tim said you could order Monday and they ship Friday, it was assumed stores wouldn't have any stock until the following week. So I preordered, it is still PFS, and I can walk into any Best Buy or Apple Store tomorrow and just grab one. Waste of money and resources on Apple's side, needed to be much clearer about availability.
You see the problem there??? "Assumed". Everyone knows when Apple does a preorder they release that weekend. Rookie
 
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