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  • Did Steve Say Apple TV Will Ship Next Week?


    According to a supposed email from Steve Jobs, Apple TVs will ship by the end of this month, despite multiple reports of delays. Currently the estimated time for shipping new units is listed on the Apple Online Store as '2-3 weeks.' And furthermore, people who had paid for expedited shipping have reportedly gotten emails saying that the fee had been refunded, since they would be "unable to meet our delivery commitments. "Steve Jobs" emails are easily faked, but MacRumors says they checked out the email headers of the purported Steve Jobs email and they're confident that it's legit.

    AppleInsider had reported yesterday that Apple had sent emails to some customers who ordered the new Apple TV with expedited shipping, informing them that it is refunding the extra shipping charges due to an unspecified "delay" that would prevent them from getting the device out on schedule. "Our records indicate that when you placed your order you paid for upgraded shipping," the emails read. "Due to a delay, we may have not been able to meet our delivery commitment." The emails also promised that Apple had "processed a refund for the shipping charge on your order," suggesting that customers "contact your card-issuing bank for information on when the credit will be posted to your account."

    A MacRumors forum user emailed Steve Jobs asking about the delay. "Any update on shipment of your hobby project?" the user asked. "Looks like it will have to ship early next week for delivery before the end of this month." The reply was typical Steve Jobs:

    Yep.

    Sent from my iPhone
    It's not clear what the "yep" was supposed to mean. Jobs could be saying that Apple TVs would be shipped next week, or merely confirming the fact that, yep, they'd have to ship early next week if they were going to be delivered before the end of this month. Without providing any details, MacRumors writer Eric Slivka claimed that their "examination of the full headers of the email claimed to be from Jobs and the circumstances of this exchange lead us to believe that the messages are authentic."

    Source: MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Did Steve Say Apple TV Will Ship Next Week? started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 18 Comments
    1. dq13's Avatar
      dq13 -
      damn, I want one of those things, just to use netflix
    1. adrian1480's Avatar
      adrian1480 -
      do people REALLY care?

      dq13, you don't have any other devices capable of putting Netflix on your television?
    1. kmmxracer's Avatar
      kmmxracer -
      Quote Originally Posted by dq13 View Post
      damn, I want one of those things, just to use netflix
      Same with me. When will they be in Apple Stores??
    1. MBCMDR's Avatar
      MBCMDR -
      I want the new version for Netflix, as hate going to XBOX mode for NetFlix (pay another $$ for XBOX live just for nexflix to work) then back to ATV for my personal Movies and TV Shows, plus the idea that I can stop converting my TIVO to mp4 for my libarary and use avi than compress 35% better and save much HD space as have tons of series saved over past 8 year and the new iTV will play so many addtional formats. Was fearing this year have to buy another NAS do to space.

      Edit: I hope there will be Booxee and XBMC mod/flash!!!!! as like some of the addtional channels I get with them.

      MBCMDR
    1. zeroskater61's Avatar
      zeroskater61 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kmmxracer View Post
      Same with me. When will they be in Apple Stores??
      Same here. I really wanna buy the new apple tv but don't wanna do the whole online order thing and wait for it to arrive 2-3weeks later.

      So am just waiting it out for them to go on sale at apple stores.
    1. Carter454's Avatar
      Carter454 -
      Just buy the dang thing cheapos
    1. bubby8ball's Avatar
      bubby8ball -
      There are so many other ways to get Netflix on your TV even w/o paying. Xbox yes you have to pay for live, but you don't have to pay subscription for using a PS3, Wii, direct cable connection from your computer to TV, or even use your iPad or iPhone and run a video out cable to from it to your TV.
    1. kmmxracer's Avatar
      kmmxracer -
      Quote Originally Posted by bubby8ball View Post
      There are so many other ways to get Netflix on your TV even w/o paying. Xbox yes you have to pay for live, but you don't have to pay subscription for using a PS3, Wii, direct cable connection from your computer to TV, or even use your iPad or iPhone and run a video out cable to from it to your TV.
      I have done Netflix through both my computer and PS3 to my HD TV and the quality is just crap. My hope is that the Apple TV with it's promis of 720p streaming will give the quality I want.
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      ya idk about this whole apple tv bit, you have to pay to rent movies right? and i have a PS3, xobx 360, iPad and an iPhone so ya idk if its worth it.
    1. sharpjunkie76's Avatar
      sharpjunkie76 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kmmxracer View Post
      I have done Netflix through both my computer and PS3 to my HD TV and the quality is just crap. My hope is that the Apple TV with it's promis of 720p streaming will give the quality I want.
      Hmmm. The quality sucks from your ps3 to HDTV for netflix? Sounds like you are doing something wrong. If you are going to buy an ATv just save the 100$ and put that towards a ps3 which is the best HD 1080p box entertainment system out there. Play games, hulu, netflix, with tversity installed on your pc the ps3 is hands down the best box out there. Also plays blu rays and blu ray 3d and normal DVD and all your music and videos from other pcs wireless and wired. Why even buy an ATV?
    1. bevo6000's Avatar
      bevo6000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sharpjunkie76 View Post
      Hmmm. The quality sucks from your ps3 to HDTV for netflix? Sounds like you are doing something wrong. If you are going to buy an ATv just save the 100$ and put that towards a ps3 which is the best HD 1080p box entertainment system out there. Play games, hulu, netflix, with tversity installed on your pc the ps3 is hands down the best box out there. Also plays blu rays and blu ray 3d and normal DVD and all your music and videos from other pcs wireless and wired. Why even buy an ATV?
      PS3 doesn't have the Apple logo, OK!
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      Quote Originally Posted by sharpjunkie76 View Post
      Hmmm. The quality sucks from your ps3 to HDTV for netflix? Sounds like you are doing something wrong. If you are going to buy an ATv just save the 100$ and put that towards a ps3 which is the best HD 1080p box entertainment system out there. Play games, hulu, netflix, with tversity installed on your pc the ps3 is hands down the best box out there. Also plays blu rays and blu ray 3d and normal DVD and all your music and videos from other pcs wireless and wired. Why even buy an ATV?
      He's not doing anything wrong. He probably just has a slow internet connection. One of the great things about streaming Netflix is that the stream is adjusted for bandwidth on the fly so you don't have any interruptions of the video you're watching. In his case it sounds like Netflix is compensating for his slow connection by lowering the quality of the stream. At least he needn't wait for the video to buffer. Secondly, I watch Netflix on my Xbox, but it simply isn't practical to buy a PS3 or Xbox for each television you want to view Netflix on. The AppleTV sounds like a nice compromise of capability and price. Of course Roku sells boxes for even cheaper that offer the same output yet more features.
    1. bevo6000's Avatar
      bevo6000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post
      He's not doing anything wrong. He probably just has a slow internet connection. One of the great things about streaming Netflix is that the stream is adjusted for bandwidth on the fly so you don't have any interruptions of the video you're watching. In his case it sounds like Netflix is compensating for his slow connection by lowering the quality of the stream. At least he needn't wait for the video to buffer. Secondly, I watch Netflix on my Xbox, but it simply isn't practical to buy a PS3 or Xbox for each television you want to view Netflix on. The AppleTV sounds like a nice compromise of capability and price. Of course Roku sells boxes for even cheaper that offer the same output yet more features.
      But do the boxes have an Apple logo?
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      This thing is worthless until it's jailbroken.


      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. iSteed's Avatar
      iSteed -
      I don't know about you guys but I've tried the media center to xbox from my pc and it is crap. Listening to music from my phone. Watching my home made high def movies right from my phone with out the need for a cord ( eat that droidx and evo) and a whole ton of other crap that it can do... I don't know. I think it sounds pretty cool for 99 bucks
    1. Sairihsan's Avatar
      Sairihsan -
      hi i wont to install cydia to my iphone 3gs

      i dont no how i can install
    1. rolandgabor's Avatar
      rolandgabor -
      Low rent, Low budget, Low quality 720P.
      Is it so hard to make it full HD so we can all enjoy it with or without high end video in our homes?
      I would love to buy one of these but whats the point if all the TV's are 1080P.
      I rather use my xbox360 to stream netflix and zune.

      On second thought Apple should release an iVHS with a black and white TV attached to it.
      It would be just as useful as this
    1. jvoni's Avatar
      jvoni -
      I've just been notified this evening that my AppleTv is on its way! It's coming FedEx from China and should be here by Wednesday (According to FedEx) or by Friday (According to Apple)