Report: first batch of 100,000 Apple TVs to ship this month

Apple Store“Industry sources indicated that Inventec Appliances will be the OEM manufacturer for the recently introduced Apple TV, with the first batch being shipped to Apple Computer later this month,” Daniel Shen and Esther Lam report for DigiTimes.

Shen and Lam report, “The Apple TV is a multimedia content hub that can connect to a TV and allows connections for up to five computers, via Wi-Fi, to stream content to the TV. The device has a 40GB hard disk and is priced at US$299.”

“The sources said Inventec will ship its first batch of 100,000 Apple TVs in late January,” Shen and Lam report.

Full article here.

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23 Comments

  1. Apple still need to add DVR capabilities to have the aTV become popular beyond the bleeding edgers.

    It looks easy enough for grandma to operate but she’ll be looking for the dial to change channel or numbers on the remote.

    Buy an extra remote for when the kids lose the first one and sync it to the aTV otherwise it’ll upset anyone trying to use a Mac in the same room. Maybe a wired keyboard will work in the USB port for emergencies.

    P.S. Why is the USB port on it? To plug in a game controller when it morphs into a game console! Or a keyboard for online shopping. (just a guess!)

    But it would be nice to have a group of channels where the content is chosen by a provider (with ads) for when you really want to veg out.

    The big news is that this is the birth for the video podcasters. Your TV news, sports and RocketBoom downloads to your Mac overnight syncing with the aTV while you sleep. While eating your poptarts and black coffee for breakfast you can direct your own TV station. If you miss any, watch it on your iPhone on the train or on the TV again when you get home.

  2. Yippeeeee.

    I ordered mine within minutes of availability via apple store. Bought both the Apple TV and new Airport.

    Certainly would be nice to receive both at the same time.

    I am looking forward to using my new 17″ MacBook Pro with the new wireless base station.

    QUESTION: WILL THE EXPRESS BE UPDATED ANYTIME SOON TO 802.11N?

  3. To David:

    The New Airport Extreme
    http://www.apple.com/airportextreme/

    Superfast, super-compatible.
    The AirPort Extreme Base Station features 802.11n2, the next-generation high-speed wireless technology included with most shipping Mac computers and some newer PCs with compatible cards. And the AirPort Extreme is also Wi-Fi-Certified to work with the 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g wireless standards — which means the systems you’re already using will work seamlessly with the new base station.

    Now surf the web, chat, send email, or exchange photos. Print or access a shared hard drive — wirelessly. Set limits for when your kids can access the Internet. Secure your network with a firewall and strong encryption. Even use AirPort Extreme as the perfect companion to the new Apple TV.

    http://www.apple.com/wireless/80211/

    The next great leap in wireless technology delivers on the three most important elements of networking — greater performance, more range, and improved reliability. And now Apple is continuing to lead the wireless revolution by implementing this new technology in most of the latest Mac computers, Apple TV, and AirPort Extreme Base Station.

    These new products use AirPort Extreme wireless technology that’s based on an IEEE 802.11n draft specification. Among its key innovations, 802.11n adds technology called multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO), a signal processing and smart antenna technique for transmitting multiple data streams through multiple antennas. The result? Up to five times the performance and up to twice the range compared to the earlier 802.11g standard.1

  4. Apple TV plays content that’s on your computer, or streams from up to five computers on your network. The content doesn’t have to have originated from the iTunes Store, so if that other content is 720p, Apple TV will handle it.

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