Apple TV available for pre-order and shipping next week

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The swanky new Apple TV is on the way.
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The eagerly-anticipated Apple TV refresh will be available for pre-orders next Monday, said Tim Cook during his on-stage appearance at the Wall Street Journal Digital Live conference.

Customers won’t have to hang about, either, as shipments are likely to be sent out by the end of that week.

The availability is no surprise given that Apple had previously claimed the Apple TV would be sent out “sometime in October,” and the month is rapidly coming to a close.

Last week, a few select Apple Authorized Resellers in Europe began taking pre-orders for the fourth-gen set-top box. Advance developer units were sent out one week before this.

The surprisingly-repairable Apple TV update features an advanced touchpad remote control, dedicated App Store, and Siri integration. The 32GB model will set customers back $149, while a 64GB model costs $199.

Personally speaking, this was the most-anticipated piece of hardware coming out of Apple’s last keynote event. I’m going to be snapping up a new Apple TV as soon as I can. How about you? Leave your comments below.