Are you disappointed with new Apple TV launch?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Ipadlover29, Oct 30, 2015.


Are you disappointed with the way Apple has handled the launch?

  1. Yes, I ordered on Monday and paid for expedited shipping and still haven't received yet.

    4 vote(s)
  2. Yes, I ordered on Monday with free shipping and still haven't received yet.

    9 vote(s)
  3. Yes, I still haven't received mine yet and had to buy in store.

    6 vote(s)
  4. No, I received mine on time, I paid for expedited shipping.

    6 vote(s)
  5. No, I received mine on time, I selected free shipping.

    2 vote(s)
  6. No, I never placed an order online, I picked mine up in store with no issues.

    5 vote(s)
  7. No, I don't plan on purchasing the new Apple TV.

    3 vote(s)
  8. Other.

    4 vote(s)
  1. Ipadlover29 macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2011
    I know a lot of us are having issues receiving our "pre orders". Some say this is the worst launch ever. Share your experience so far. Do you feel Apple should give us a discount or some sort of compensation?
  2. RhythmAndBlues, Oct 30, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2015

    RhythmAndBlues macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2015
    "Worst launch ever"? Don't you think that's a bit much, dude...?

    EDIT: Don't get me wrong - your opinion is your own, and you're entitled to ask the question - but I don't see the need to get too twisted-up over having to wait a little longer to receive some consumer electronics.

    Each to their own, of course. But I pre-ordered a Popcorn Hour player five years ago that arrived 2 weeks later than advertised, and when it did arrive its firmware was totally crocked - I couldn't use the damned thing for three months. I'd argue that that had greater claim to the title "worst launch ever"...!!!
  3. Ipadlover29 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2011
    If you read properly I wrote some say it's the worst launch ever.
  4. RhythmAndBlues macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2015
    Sure. And by repeating that you are suggesting there's something to it. Particularly as you then go on to suggest that Apple might consider giving "us" compensation.
  5. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    I think some folks are just going to complain no matter what.

    I walked into an Apple Store an bought one tonight. They had the 32 and 64GB variants. I honestly haven't ever seen the Apple Store so empty.

    Discount or compensation? For what? If you ordered online and you didn't like the estimated arrival times, you shouldn't have ordered.
  6. betabeta macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2013
    I think it's just due to what we are familiar with when buying an iPad or iPhone, you get it on launch day Friday either in store or preorder.

    Apple may just need to be more clear about the launches, in the past I feel they have been more clear.
  7. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Was the launch broken? Yes.

    Do those of us waiting deserve compensation? Please. FWP.

    Is "Yes, still haven't received mine yet and had to buy in store" the most ridiculous poll option in the history of MacRumors? Absolutely. "Had to buy in store"? Had to? Are you kidding? Please tell me you're kidding.

    The luxury of immediate gratification has somehow devolved into a perceived (delusional) right. Just amazing. We are so doomed.
  8. Böhme417 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    I very much hope this is a joke.
  9. RhythmAndBlues macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2015
    Nicely put... but please don't let it get to you, mate! We can survive it!
  10. kds1 Suspended


    Feb 17, 2013
    New York, New York
    God knows where my **** is. Ordered it on Monday along with an iPad Mini 4. Mini is shipping to a store. Where the **** is it? Still not there. It's personalized, but so was my Mini 2 and it delivered to store much faster. As for the ATV, God knows. Others ordered on Monday and have it already, even those who selected the free shipping. Had I known, I would have just picked one up in store instead of pre-ordering. What's worse, is they didn't even offer you an option to pick up in store for Friday. Why has my ATV been stuck in PFS for DAYS? And where the **** is my Mini 4?
  11. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    Disappointed no, not at all.
    I picked up a 32 and 64.
    Overall I am pleased.
    I would like to touch on 4K. The BS of there isn't enough out there is just that BS. I watch plenty of 4K material. This might none a long shot but I feel Apple held off on 4K to stick it to Samsung. If the atv was 4K Samsung more than likely would have benefitted from the surge. Apple has a phone and computers that support 4K+. Just my thoughts on why there isn't 4K.
    What could be improved:
    Set up - as many pointed out the remote app. Seems like a no brainer. Perhaps they could have supported a keyboard interface. I used the old remote to set up the various account.
    I wasn't able to use the iOS device set up with one of the atvs on lan. The second on wifi worked beautifully.

    Not disappointed at all. I knew what I was/wasn't getting.
  12. macdragonfl macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2006
    Ft. Lauderdale,Fl
    Some say every time Apple releases a new product, it is the worst launch ever, LOL

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