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  # 1415014 27-Oct-2015 18:50
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https://developer.apple.com/library/prerelease/tvos/documentation/General/Conceptual/AppleTV_PG/index.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40015241

They even state here that there is two separate remotes. It states it explicitly.

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  # 1415016 27-Oct-2015 18:52
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GSManiac: https://developer.apple.com/library/prerelease/tvos/documentation/General/Conceptual/AppleTV_PG/index.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40015241

They even state here that there is two separate remotes. It states it explicitly.


Interesting.. although it has the same picture for both and has the hole for the microphone so I'm pretty confident they are the same and they just can't call it 'Siri Remote' in countries where Siri is disabled at launch.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1415020 27-Oct-2015 19:01
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staticnz:
GSManiac: https://developer.apple.com/library/prerelease/tvos/documentation/General/Conceptual/AppleTV_PG/index.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40015241

They even state here that there is two separate remotes. It states it explicitly.


Interesting.. although it has the same picture for both and has the hole for the microphone so I'm pretty confident they are the same and they just can't call it 'Siri Remote' in countries where Siri is disabled at launch.



Doesn't matter, they won't be getting my money until we get the whole thing. I am damned if I am going to pay extra $$ for a hobbled product.




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  # 1415154 28-Oct-2015 00:18
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sir1963: 
Doesn't matter, they won't be getting my money until we get the whole thing. I am damned if I am going to pay extra $$ for a hobbled product.


This is software. So I am guessing you won't get it after Siri is available either. Because there will be lots of apps that you can't use because they are only available for the US market.




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  # 1415202 28-Oct-2015 08:35
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"It's also unclear whether Apple TVs purchased outside of the initial eight will gain Siri access at a later date, via software or firmware update. Technical specifications show that the Siri Remote includes dual microphones, but those microphones are not shown on the Apple TV Remote, suggesting that a hardware change could be required."

From http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/09/09/siri-on-apple-tv-will-be-limited-to-just-8-of-80-launch-countries-apps-limited-to-200mb

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  # 1415212 28-Oct-2015 08:56
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In typical Apple fashion, there is no clear answer here until the NZ models ship - and even then who knows when/if an update will come to enable Siri (assuming the full remote is provided)

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  # 1415224 28-Oct-2015 09:17
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I really cannot see the need, I have Apple devices (iMac, iPhone, MacBook) and use my Xbox One for anything the Apple TV may do in NZ. My Stereo (Denon) does Airplay etc so no need for music through one. I had a V2 Apple TV and barely used it and eventually gave it away.




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  # 1415427 28-Oct-2015 12:01
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I have ordered a 64GB model. I mainly wanted it for the extended app store. The price is a bit on the steep side, but I'm hoping the potential to combine many devices into one will pay off as more third party apps become available. It's shipping for delivery between 3-5 November. Once I have it I'll log into my US iTunes account (as I have done with my 3rd Gen) and geo-unblock and see if I can confirm whether Siri will work or not.

It seems highly unusual that they would not give themselves the option of enabling it in the future by shipping a remote that is missing some of the functionality. If that is the case, however, it might be worth trying to pick one up from Aussie or the US at some stage and trying it out - assuming they will be available for separate purchase at some stage.

Edit: A colleague at work just looked up the tech specs - the weight is the same at 47g for both the US and NZ remotes, which would suggest identical hardware (unless the microphones are so very light that they make no difference either way). You can buy additional Siri remotes for $79 in the US store.




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  # 1416407 29-Oct-2015 20:06
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Bought the Nimbus gamepad for the new Apple TV, looks and feel quite promising. Can't wait to get to try them out.





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  # 1416507 29-Oct-2015 21:52
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First review I've seen of the new Apple TV.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/10/29/technology/personaltech/the-new-apple-tv-invigorates-the-set-top-box.html?_r=0&referer=https://t.co/MbyV44f5BP

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  # 1416513 29-Oct-2015 21:57
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Wait to see reviews and apps.. make my mind up this weekend or next

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  # 1416514 29-Oct-2015 21:59
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My New Apple TV has been shipped from Sydney. Hoping to get it tomorrow but shipping notification email still said Monday.

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  # 1416515 29-Oct-2015 21:59
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Mines shipped will probably see it tomorrow as its coming from Sydney which usually delivers by the next morning.

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  # 1416517 29-Oct-2015 22:00
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attewell: Wait to see reviews and apps.. make my mind up this weekend or next


Good advice.

I see this as potentially great (looking at you TV1/3)

Games, yeah, something extra to play with

Any useful apps other than streaming? Possibly

My hope is one STB for streaming

Oh, and its a 1.0 product



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  # 1416544 29-Oct-2015 23:03
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tdgeek: Oh, and its a 1.0 product


Its a 1.0 product? How do you reckon? I count 3 previous versions of the Apple TV.




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