“Canadian consumers can’t buy TV shows and movies through iTunes yet. But that’s no reason Apple dealers shouldn’t be enthusiastic about offering Apple TV to their customers, according to a member of the Apple Independent Retailers Council,” Kathleen Sibley reports for IT Business.
Sibley reports, “Ron Paley, also president of authorized Apple reseller Carbon Computing in Toronto, said the $349 (Canadian) device has been flying off the shelves.”
“We’re selling them as fast as we get them and it will keep growing in popularity,” says Paley,” Sibley reports.
Sibley reports, “Apple TV, a 20×20-centimetre box, works by wirelessly syncing to an iTunes library and connects to a widescreen TV via an HDMI port or component video and audio parts. It also comes with a built-in 40 GB hard drive, allowing you to stream and store any content from an iTunes library, including music and podcasts along with TV shows, video clips and movies.”
Sibley reports, “The fact that Canadians can’t buy iTunes content for TV yet is irrelevant, says Paley. ‘A lot of people have content on their Macs and PCs to begin with and you can put other content into iTunes,’ says Paley. ‘Is it as useful as it will be in a month’s time? No, but it will be.'”
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