Apple CEO Tim Cook has confirmed that the new Apple TV will finally go up for pre-order and begin shipping next week. The device starts at $149 with 32GB of internal storage, while the 64GB model is priced at $199.
Apple announced the new Apple TV alongside the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus last month, and at the time, it promised the device would be available “sometime in October” — without being more specific. But now we have an actual pre-order date.
During an interview at the Wall Street Journal Digital Live conference on Monday, Cook confirmed that fans will be able to pre-order the new Apple TV on Monday, October 26. Shipments will also start next week, so buyers won’t have to wait too long to receive them.
The new Apple TV is a major improvement over its predecessor, with significantly faster internals that bring the ability to play games and run third-party apps from its dedicated App Store, an all-new remote with touchpad, and Siri integration.
Some developers were lucky enough to get their hands on the new Apple TV early — and only paid $1 for it — but the rest of us have had to wait. Now that wait is finally coming to an end.