Motley Fool on Apple TV delay: When did Apple become Microsoft?

Apple Store“For as long as Microsoft has been setting — and missing — schedules, Apple has been announcing and simultaneously shipping its biggest breakthroughs. Until recently, that is,” Tim Beyers writes for The Motley Fool.

Beyers writes, “Enter the so-called iTV, which was announced at the Worldwide Developer Conference in September, and due to ship this month as the newly dubbed Apple TV. ‘Was’ is the key word here.”

“On Monday, an Apple spokesperson told the Reuters news agency that the company would have to delay shipping of the product — which aims to wirelessly deliver downloaded videos, music, and photos from your computer to your TV — until mid-March,” Beyers writes.

Beyers writes, “Remember this when you next decide to mock Mr. Softy, Mac addicts.”

Full article here.
This has to be an attempt at satire because no one in their right mind would equate Apple’s 2-week shipping delay on a single product to Microsoft’s years of delays on multiple products, right?

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64 Comments

  1. Tim isn’t joking. He is finally showing some true colors, just itching to steam Mac folk and defend the sloth empire which is Redmond.

    But MDN you are completely accurate when you state that two weeks does not come close to equating to months upon months or years upon years of delayed product – or worse yet – Promised features that get cut one by one, and when the product is finally released by Mr. Softy, late mind you, the product resembles something akin to a brown Zune in a toilet…

  2. Look guys, you can’t counter blind, fanatical hatred, which the writers of The Motley Fool have always reserved for Apple. If it’s Monday, hate Apple. If it’s Tuesday, hate Apple. If the stock market goes down, it’s Apple’s fault. You get the idea.

    This kind of kindergarten thinking really doesn’t deserve any response. These people live in a horrible reality that requires them to lash out at better products to feel justified. They need to leave their abusive relationship behind, but until they do, they’ll continue to dribble out these tiresome and childish fulminations.

  3. Let’s see…Duke Nukem Forever was delayed, Longhorn / XP2VistaSP3 was delayed…TV was delayed.

    THEY MUST ALL BE THE SAME!

    BRILLIANT!

    =)

    What a fool…like, literally.

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  4. Look guys, you can’t counter blind, fanatical love, which the writers of Mac Daily News have always reserved for Apple. If it’s Monday, love Apple. If it’s Tuesday, love Apple. If the stock market goes up, it’s Apple’s fault. You get the idea.

    This kind of kindergarten thinking really doesn’t deserve any response. These people live in a horrible reality that requires them to lash out at inferior products to feel justified. They need to leave their imaginary relationship behind, but until they do, they’ll continue to dribble out these tiresome and childish adulations.

  5. There is another article saying it was probably an FCC delay, not really Apple.

    Tim puts the Fool back in Motley.

    @R….did you have to look up the word TERSELY? Since it is spelled right, I assume you did.

  6. @One Word…

    If you’re going to slam MDN posters, dumbass, at least learn to spell! Apple’s operating system was “Copeland,” not “Copland.” (How old ARE you?)

    As my friend Bugs used to say, “What a maroon.”

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