The long, long, long-awaited Apple TV should start arriving on store shelves and the doorsteps of everyone who pre-ordered one shortly. The item, initially announced to arrive in February but delayed, has been selling like hotcakes since preorders were made available on the Apple web site.
I’m looking forward to somebody cracking the thing open and exploring the guts. Because the sooner hackers get a chance to play with the device, the sooner it will realize its full potential and not just be the hardware DRM hobbled set-top box of choice for the iTunes store.
But even as-is, it could be a boon to independent content creators publishing their work online, and Apple themselves could be angling to add desirable features — such as making it an HD-capable DVR, for instance.
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