Apple TV Reported to Retain Name, Updated Products Not Shipping Immediately?

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    According to a pair of tweets from Australian Macworld, a revised Apple TV should be introduced today with its current name rather than being rebranded as "iTV," and none of the products set for introduction today will see immediate availability.

    The first tweet offers a model number of MC572LL/A for the U.S. version of the new Apple TV and claims that it will not ship immediately.
    The second tweet claims confirmation that a revised iPod touch will debut today but that none of the new products are expected to ship immediately.
    No word on when Apple plans to begin shipping the new products is given, although the company has been known to pre-announce products by anywhere from a few days to several weeks or more.

    Australian Macworld correctly predicted the date of the most recent MacBook Pro refresh in April. A month later, the site also shared information from the same source offering a model number for an expected MacBook Air refresh, although the site hedged a bit on firm identification of the product associated with the model number by suggesting that it could be an LCD display. While the source's model number information did turn out to be correct, it was in fact a revised MacBook that was released the following week.

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  2. talkingfuture macrumors 65816


    Dec 4, 2008
    The back of beyond.
    Looking more and more like my no Apple TV today prediction was rubbish!

    I reckon if we do see it that it may be a staggered around the world launch so they can sort the content out in each country first.
  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    I never saw the point of changing the name. All the 'sources' for that iTV name struck me as people just trying guess at things to get attention.

    I mean, you can probably say that about any Apple rumors, but that particular one struck me as much more baseless than most.
  4. Brinkman macrumors 6502


    Jul 26, 2010
    Every news source trying to get the scoop on this event (and every apple event for that matter)

    I'll just wait and watch.
  5. Company13 macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2010

    I cant wait another 3 hours I'm so geeking out right now...
  6. richardoswald82 macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2010
  7. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    Not to mention, Apple was using the codename iTV for the first edition prior to it's release. If they do release a product called iTV, it will just feel like a step backward to some.
  8. Eauboy macrumors regular


    Jan 28, 2008
    Washington, DC
    Store still up

    Usually the store comes down before these events if the new products will be available immediately.

    S'okay with me... my birthday isn't for another couple of months anyway.
  9. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    iPod Nano and Touch refreshes. And maybe iLife.
    iPod Classic and Shuffle might quietly die though.

    Next month it is time for "Something in the Air".
  10. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
  11. thebeat macrumors regular

    Dec 8, 2007
    What Do You Mean not Shipping Immediately!? Screw That.
  12. arctic macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2008
    Usually, the fun is in the wait (these last hours prior to the event). After the keynote, the rush of disappointments sets in. Kinda like the joy of $ex just before the climax. :D
  13. talkingfuture macrumors 65816


    Dec 4, 2008
    The back of beyond.
    New iLife would be nice, just bought an SLR so new iPhoto features would be welcome.
  14. WiiDSmoker macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2009
    Hermitage, TN
    If it doesn't do 1080P, DTS HD, Dolby HD, LPCM, M2TS, or MKV it's a failure out of the gate.
  15. mcdermd macrumors regular


    Mar 17, 2004
  16. UnseenLlama macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2007
    Indianapolis, IN
    Because the average consumer cares about those specs. They just want something that works. :D
  17. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    hey buddy, I think this is what your looking for. An Apple TV will just disappoint you.

  18. swajames macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2003
    Remains to be seen what will happen but the suggestion that the iPods wont be shipping immediately makes little sense - to do so would seriously hamper sales of the current generation devices.
  19. Kyle4 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2010
    I've already been waiting since the last touch for this one. If they delay the date to stores by weeks I'm going to go insane.
  20. Padraig macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2005
    I'd be really surprised to see the name iTV stick, it's too much legal trouble.
  21. smiddlehurst macrumors 65816

    Jun 5, 2007
    Nonsense. If you want a product that does all that a) there are plenty of them out there already and b) they're not particularly popular.

    Honestly, why do people think that Apple builds products for geeks? They're firmly focused on the mass market average consumer and for them the ONLY way Apple TV (or any similar service) makes sense is for it to be a valid alternative to a cable subscription with either very cheap programming or subscription services. Apple may try and end run that by giving it iOS and the ability to run apps effectively making a cheap games console but when you focus on the media side of the equation content from internet sources such as iTunes, Netflix and Hulu is the way to go. In those instances 1080p etc is utterly redundant at the moment as the vast majority of people don't have the bandwidth to support it properly and there's no content provider delivering 1080p over the net as far as I know. In a few years maybe but not now.
  22. bonsaidetective macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2007
    Of course the new Appletv won't ship immediately, they have to give time for developers to make apps for it. Just like the iPhone, and iPad. At least, I hope that's the reason.
  23. GeekLawyer macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2007
    The post is coming from inside the house!
    The store usually comes down just before an event begins, not hours ahead of time. And even if items aren't shipping today, there's a good chance they'll bring the store down to build in the pre-order screens.

    We'll know for sure in a couple of hours!
  24. thenetstud macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2007
    Saskatoon, SK
    I am glad they are sticking with the AppleTV name, it sounds better then iTV in my opinion.

    As much as I want one to be geeked out and play 1080p and mkvs I don't think that's what we will see today.

    Hopefully I am wrong!
  25. n9n3 macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2009
    I never expected the new iPods to ship or be available immediately because the back to school promo runs until Sept 7, and they won't make the new iPods part of that program. I bet they won't be available any sooner than that following Thursday or Friday.

    As far as the Apple TV, they probably couldn't get the rights to the iTV name, if they even wanted it. And I didn't have any expectations of when it'd be available, I'm guessing by the end of the month.

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