Date: Monday, October 26th, 2015, 07:48
Category: Apple TV, News, retail
You’ve been hankering for this one for a while.
Apple has finally begun accepting preorders for its fourth-generation Apple TV. The new device is available with either 32 GB of storage for US$149 or 64 GB for US$199, and orders will begin shipping to customers later this week, with the earliest deliveries being set for October 30 for those who opt for one-day shipping.
Alongside the box itself, Apple is also selling extra Siri Remotes for US$79 each and Remote Loop wrist straps for US$12.99. Two-year AppleCare coverage is also available for $29.
The new unit is available in the following countries at the following price points:
– Canada: $199/$269
– UK: £129/£169
– Euro countries: €179/€229
– Australia: A$269/A$349
– Japan: ￥18,400/￥24,800
The fourth-gen Apple TV supports a full App Store with support for third-party apps and a new touch-based remote that supports Siri-based controls in select countries. Universal search allows users to find available content across different services, and Apple intends to open this feature up to developers to allow their content to be included.
The device includes an A8 chip with 2 GB of RAM, supporting up to 1080p video at 60 frames per second. The new remote for the Apple TV includes a glass touchpad as well as an accelerometer and a gyroscope that allow it to serve a game controller. Third-party Bluetooth controllers are also supported.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.