Now back to the middle of next month.
Apple TV is an idea which was already old when it was announced in September last year, but if you hadn’t noticed February is already slipping away and the product still isn’t on shelves.
“Wrapping up Apple TV is taking a few weeks longer than we projected, and we now expect to begin shipments mid-March,” spokeswoman Lynn Fox told Reuters. The reason for the delay however wasn’t revealed.
For those living on a cloud for the last five months (was nice? I hear the weather up there is lovely) Apple TV is essentially a device which lets users wirelessly stream pictures, video and audio – including podcasts – from their Mac OS X or Windows based computers to their TVs. It syncs with iTunes, boasts a 40GB HDD, USB2.0, Ethernet, HDMI and Component ports and, vitally, features the zippy Draft 802.11n (it is also backwards compatible with 802.11g so don’t fret).
Apple TV will set you back a not altogether insubstantial £199 when it does eventually hit UK stores. ‘Apple TV’ it sounds like a fruit and veg channel.