i got an e-mail from Apple today telling me my Apple TV was delayed.
Wrapping up Apple TV is taking a few weeks longer than we projected, and we now expect to begin shipments in mid-March, not in February as originally anticipated.
Oh well. You can read more here: Apple TV Slips to March. (C|Net’s Crave Blog is pretty cool.)
My bet is the delay is caused by compatibility issues with Vista. If that’s true I’m sure it’s gotta piss them off. But you can’t really release a broad consumer media product that doesn’t work with Windows. And given all the marketing Vista compatibility is probably a requirement. (Although I’m not sure what the actual Vista installed base is.)
Anyway, I know I’ll be really angry if my fancy Apple TV doesn’t work with Vista… when it finally shows up.
How will we know? My prediction is we also get an iTunes / Quicktime update in mid-March that fixes all these Vista issues. (Fingers crossed.)