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Who is placing pre-orders tonight? iPad Pro, Apple TV?
Posted by: sekker
Date: April 29, 2021 01:36PM
Will order one ATV for home, we've been waiting for Apple to update hardware to go from our 1080P original ATV4. Looking forward to Atmos and 4k.

Likely ordering one iPad Pro 12.9 for work.
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Re: Who is placing pre-orders tonight? iPad Pro, Apple TV?
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: April 29, 2021 02:19PM
2 new AppleTVs. Been waiting years for this release - move 4K units around, have some extra non-4K units.

And if you've not updated your OS on your current 4K and calibrated your color - do it - holy cow is that awesome, kudos Apple, you nailed that one!



Good Luck!
Jamie Dresser
Other World Computing
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Re: Who is placing pre-orders tonight? iPad Pro, Apple TV?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: April 29, 2021 02:40PM
Hold off on the ATV. It is missing features that were on multiple rumor sites. They are saying another model will be out with better controller support and a better GPU.



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Re: Who is placing pre-orders tonight? iPad Pro, Apple TV?
Posted by: steve...
Date: April 29, 2021 03:00PM
I am sooooo tempted to order an iPad Pro. Would need a new pencil also.

I'm sitting on the fence.




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Re: Who is placing pre-orders tonight? iPad Pro, Apple TV?
Posted by: testcase
Date: April 29, 2021 03:51PM
Far too many of Apple's offerings no longer "just work".

I bought a 2020, 12.9" iPad ONLY because Verizon was doing a 50% off deal (at the beginning of the Pandemic). Re Mac computers, it's been YEARS since I've bought one and, don't expect to buy for for MANY years to come.

Chromebooks are looking better all the time. MUCH better "bang for the buck" than ANY computer hardware Apple is currently cranking out. old fogey smiley
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Re: Who is placing pre-orders tonight? iPad Pro, Apple TV?
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: April 29, 2021 04:03PM
Nothing for me, this time.
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Re: Who is placing pre-orders tonight? iPad Pro, Apple TV?
Posted by: sekker
Date: April 29, 2021 04:43PM
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Filliam H. Muffman
Hold off on the ATV. It is missing features that were on multiple rumor sites. They are saying another model will be out with better controller support and a better GPU.

Those rumor sites are likely in states where a certain plant is now legal.

No way Apple is selling new hardware for the ATV in the near future. The model they announced is on-par or better than the Roku or Amazon competitors now that they've added advanced audio and a far-improved remote.
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Re: Who is placing pre-orders tonight? iPad Pro, Apple TV?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: April 29, 2021 05:42PM
It may have newer guts than the old one but it's missing capabilities that seemed to be on multiple roadmaps.



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Re: Who is placing pre-orders tonight? iPad Pro, Apple TV?
Posted by: sekker
Date: April 29, 2021 05:58PM
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Filliam H. Muffman
It may have newer guts than the old one but it's missing capabilities that seemed to be on multiple roadmaps.

I have a brand new Atmos sound system, and the new ATV seems to connect to all of this new hardware and my 4k QDot LCD TV.
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Re: Who is placing pre-orders tonight? iPad Pro, Apple TV?
Posted by: sekker
Date: April 29, 2021 05:59PM
Note Apple and the cellular providers are basically offering $5/month discount for 30 months, reducing cost by half minus taxes for AT&T for example.

This might convince me to activate my iPad with cellular data rather than buying the data a la carte.

'Buy an iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular from Apple. Get $150 back from AT&T.**
Tell me about the deal.

For a limited time, buy an iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular directly from Apple and get $150 in bill credits ($5/mo. over 30 months) after you activate your new iPad on an eligible AT&T wireless plan (min. $10/mo. and excludes Prepaid).

How do I get it?

Buy an iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular directly from Apple and choose to pay in full or pay monthly with Apple Card Monthly Installments. Within 14 days of your order shipping, activate a new eligible wireless plan or add a plan to your existing account at att.com, or visit an AT&T store.

You'll receive an email with next steps after you buy your iPad.

How and when will I receive the $150?

Once you’ve completed all steps and your eligibility has been processed, you’ll receive $150 via monthly bill credits. Credits start within three bill cycles and will be applied in equal amounts ($5/mo. over 30 months)."
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Re: Who is placing pre-orders tonight? iPad Pro, Apple TV?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 29, 2021 06:00PM
....when you po'......you can only buy every 8-10 years or so......



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Re: Who is placing pre-orders tonight? iPad Pro, Apple TV?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: April 29, 2021 06:07PM
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sekker
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Filliam H. Muffman
It may have newer guts than the old one but it's missing capabilities that seemed to be on multiple roadmaps.

I have a brand new Atmos sound system, and the new ATV seems to connect to all of this new hardware and my 4k QDot LCD TV.

How well does it work in games with an Xbox controller?



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Re: Who is placing pre-orders tonight? iPad Pro, Apple TV?
Posted by: sekker
Date: April 29, 2021 06:17PM
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Filliam H. Muffman
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sekker
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Filliam H. Muffman
It may have newer guts than the old one but it's missing capabilities that seemed to be on multiple roadmaps.

I have a brand new Atmos sound system, and the new ATV seems to connect to all of this new hardware and my 4k QDot LCD TV.

How well does it work in games with an Xbox controller?

Sorry, I was speaking from a spec-sheet perspective. I'll let you know when the new ATV arrives, but this is a very nice (and late) Apple software update that works on both the old and the new 4k ATV.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/29/2021 06:17PM by sekker.
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Re: Who is placing pre-orders tonight? iPad Pro, Apple TV?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: April 29, 2021 06:35PM
Can you watch Amazon Fire TV on an Apple TV?
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Re: Who is placing pre-orders tonight? iPad Pro, Apple TV?
Posted by: richorlin
Date: April 29, 2021 08:37PM
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macphanatic
Can you watch Amazon Fire TV on an Apple TV?

Yes, after installing the Amazon Prime app. You can also watch Apple TV+ on the Amazon Fire Stick.



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Re: Who is placing pre-orders tonight? iPad Pro, Apple TV?
Posted by: Forrest
Date: April 29, 2021 10:31PM
The Amazon Prime app has been available on AppleTV for many years - it’s on my generation 3 AppleTV.
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Re: Who is placing pre-orders tonight? iPad Pro, Apple TV?
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: April 30, 2021 01:20AM
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sekker
…now that they've added advanced audio

That's not new, sekker. Apple TV 4K has supported Dolby Atmos since tvOS 12, released September 2018.
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Posted by: sekker
Date: April 30, 2021 06:06AM
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Article Accelerator
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sekker
…now that they've added advanced audio

That's not new, sekker. Apple TV 4K has supported Dolby Atmos since tvOS 12, released September 2018.

Thanks for the update!
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Re: Who is placing pre-orders tonight? iPad Pro, Apple TV?
Posted by: sekker
Date: April 30, 2021 11:42AM
Some orders were placed, saw some odd issues with the ordering system. Ended up placing two different orders to get the newest toys ordered.
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Re: Who is placing pre-orders tonight? iPad Pro, Apple TV?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: April 30, 2021 03:04PM
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Forrest
The Amazon Prime app has been available on AppleTV for many years - it’s on my generation 3 AppleTV.

Thanks. Need to try it out. Amazon sees to have borked the 4k Fire Cubes. They seem to have a much slower response these days.
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Re: Who is placing pre-orders tonight? iPad Pro, Apple TV?
Posted by: sekker
Date: April 30, 2021 06:33PM
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macphanatic
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Forrest
The Amazon Prime app has been available on AppleTV for many years - it’s on my generation 3 AppleTV.

Thanks. Need to try it out. Amazon sees to have borked the 4k Fire Cubes. They seem to have a much slower response these days.

Yes, Amazon really screwed up with the latest updates. I have not tried, but we should see if we can 'downgrade' ours. It's almost unusable.
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Re: Who is placing pre-orders tonight? iPad Pro, Apple TV?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 30, 2021 07:59PM
....'mo money.......'mo money........



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