updated 02:00 am EDT, Tue March 20, 2007
Apple ships Apple TV
Following a series of delays, Apple early Tuesday morning began notifying customers that it has shipped Apple TV, its set-top device device that brings an iTunes library — movies, TV shows, music, and podcasts — plus movie trailers from Apple.com on any compatible television. The company provided customers who placed early orders with a packaging tracking number and a delivery date of later this week. The shipment notice, using FedEx delivery services, indicated a March 20, 2007 ship date with an estimated arrival of March 23. Apple has also updated the Apple Store to reflect a 3-5 day shipment for new orders. Initial tracking details report that package data has been sent to the carrier and that expedited delivery would use FedEx Direct IP distribution (which the company has used many times in the past for direct factory-to-customer delivery), but no further data was available.