'Something is now amuck' with Apple TV

CrunchGear, which keeps track of such things, has uncovered an anomaly--at the very least--in the launch of the latest Apple TV (Nasdaq: AAPL) product. Sagely noting "something is now amuck" the site reports that Apple has pushed back its shipping date two to three weeks and started issuing refunds for expedited shipping.

In an email from Apple, the TV-wannabee said, among other things, "due to a delay, we may have not been able to meet our delivery commitment." This shows, CrunchGear concluded, that the device, which is about one-third smaller than the previous model, costs $99 and provides streaming access to Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX), YouTube and Apple Airplay, may not be on schedule.

It is, the site further notes, somewhat par for the course at Apple, which "did the same thing days before the iPad shipped."

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