Apple TV orders open, with delivery by week’s end available
The new iPhones may have already landed, but we’re still waiting on some of the other fresh Apple hardware to debut at the company’s September launch event. That wait shouldn’t be too much longer, though, as we look forward to the iPad Pro and the revamped Apple TV hitting customer hands in the very near future. It remains to be seen if those late-October iPad Pro pre-order rumors will come to fruition (and if not, we’ll just get it in November as planned), but Apple’s very much making good about promises we heard last week about the new Apple TV, as orders open today.
The base model fourth-generation Apple TV with its 32GB of internal storage is selling for just about $150, while the 64GB model will run you $200.
Shipments of both configurations should start heading out later this week, though if you want your Apple TV by October 30, you’ll be paying for “next day” shipping. If you can wait a couple more days, free shipping options should get the new Apple TV to your doorstep by this time next week.
If you’re setting up Apple TV for the first time, keep in mind that it doesn’t come with its own HDMI cable, so you may need to track one down (or just pay Apple $20 for one). Apple’s also happy to sell you a Wii-style remote loop to help keep you from dropping (or throwing) the Apple TV Siri remote – yours for just $13. That may seem a little silly, but considering how a replacement remote goes for $80 – more than half the cost of Apple TV itself – we can appreciate the desire to protect it.