“The new Apple TV is here, and there’s no doubt it’s the best set-top box we’ve seen from Cupertino, with powerful new hardware and the tvOS operating system, Siri integration — and most importantly, support for third-party apps and games,” Killian Bell writes for Cult of Mac.

“If you’re into movies and TV shows, or playing the greatest iOS games on your big screen, the new Apple TV is probably at the top of your wish-list if you haven’t already bought one,” Bell writes. “But how does it compare to the other products Apple has launched this year? Is it better than the rest?”

Luke Dormehl (Writer, Cult of Mac): So Apple TV went on preorder this week, and am I totally crazy in thinking that this is the most exciting thing that Apple has announced all year?

Much more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple Watch first and foremost (announced in 2014, released this year). Also, we’re more impressed with iPad Pro, but it depends on your perspective, of course. We can easily see how Apple TV might make the top of some people’s lists.

What’s your most exciting Apple product release of the year?

(Alright now, TGIF! Somebody tap that keg, quick!)