As I sit here, a very frustrated man (who was very excited about getting an AppleTV this week) I can’t help but wonder what the real reason for this delay is?
Could it really be that the AppleTV just isn’t ready? Can it be a software issue that they’re just now getting handled? If so, it woudl seem like a delay longer than mid-March would be necessary to fix all of those already produced units….
So, I don’t think that’s it.
I mean, seriously, the AppleTV is basically a smaller mac mini that is running a modified version of Front Row…how hard could it be to get that rolling?
But we’ve all speculated at how strange it is for Apple to release a device that is so completely focused on HD content…when they don’t have any HD content in the iTunes store.
We also know that AppleTV will require iTunes 7.1 (a fact that was originally on the apple website, then removed)…obviously the update could be as simple as making the AppleTV work with iTunes…but, again…could that really be THAT hard? Haven’t they been doing that with iPods forever?
I think the real reason for the delay may be HD content. Not a lot at first, I’m sure, but it makes little sense to me for Apple to release an HD device with no HD content in the iTunes music store…and that may be something that requires enough work to cause this delay…
…or, I could just be looking WWWAAAYYY too much into it…
What do you think?