Apparantly the new AppleTV
, announced yesterday along with other Apple products and iTunes 10
, will not be launched in countries where Apple can not offer movie and TV shows rentals, despite the 1st generation AppleTV being sold in those countries. I cannot confirm this but it’s the word
out of Apple in Denmark, a country where you can’t get much else than music, apps and a few ebooks in the iTunes Store.
Also, Ars Technica reports that the 1st gen. AppleTV will not be getting a software update, so if you want Netflix, you’ll need to buy the new AppleTV. The 1st gen. AppleTV will continue to work as it has always done including movie and TV shows purchases despite the new AppleTV box only support rentals.
Maybe it’s time to Boxee my 1st gen. AppleTV…