The launch of the new fourth-generation Apple TV has been interesting to say the least. Pre-orders started on Monday, but you’d hardly know it was available based on Apple’s site. As the first batch of orders are beginning to ship, other retailers are beginning to offer pre-orders as well.
Best Buy currently has the 32GB and 64GB models available for pre-order for $149.99 and $199.99 with delivery or in-store pickup beginning on Wednesday November 4th. Additionally, a two-year AppleCare plan is available for $29. For those with gift cards, or credits from a Best Buy Elite membership may want to go this route.
MacMall is currently expected to have the new Apple TV in-stock at the end of the week for the same price points as directly from Apple. B&H is also accepting pre-orders today, although it’s unclear when the online retailer will have stock available for shipping. There are potential tax benefits with each of these retailers.
Apple will have its new streaming device in-store on Friday, but availability may be limited. If you’ve yet to place an order for the 4th generation Apple TV, Best Buy may be the most solid option if you have a retail location nearby. Just don’t expect to see it pop-up on Amazon anytime soon.
Be sure to take a look at our roundup of the best accessories for the new fourth generation Apple TV.