Apple delays Apple TV “Take 2″ software
Apple’s “MacBook Air Now Shipping” announcement had a bit of bad news hidden insde.
“CUPERTINO, Californiaâ€”January 30, 2008â€”AppleÂ® today announced that MacBook Airâ„¢, the worldâ€™s thinnest notebook, is now shipping. MacBook Air measures an unprecedented 0.16-inches at its thinnest point, while its maximum height of 0.76-inches is less than the thinnest point on competing notebooks. Apple also announced that the new Apple TVÂ® software update, which allows users to rent high definition movies directly from their widescreen TVs, is not quite finished. Apple now plans to make the free software download available to existing Apple TV customers in another week or two.“
Hmmm… what are the chances the 2 week delay is so they can develop a way to download and install a Blu-ray player? Because that would be awesome.
I actually just bought the 40 GB Apple TV last week with the help of a gift certificate I won from 50leaves.com. In general, I think it has potential, although none of the problems I have with it are being addressed in this update. But I’ll wait 2 weeks for it to arrive before I go on an Apple TV diatribe. Maybe they are working on things like sharing specific video playlists as we speak.