Those of you who have visited the Polish Online Apple Store recently might have noticed that Apple has made some changes, the biggest one being the addition of the Apple TV. While most of us were expecting this would happen sooner or later due to movies being added to iTunes we are still surprised that it happened so fast.
You can already buy the Apple TV at a very reasonable price 479 zł, this price is much lower than in most other European countries.
Normally I never create a post with a capitalized title, however this really can’t be stressed enough.
Yesterday Apple release an update to the Apple TV which was set to fix a number of bugs in the 4.4 firmware, however, version 4.4.1 many users are reporting that after updating their Apple TVs have been bricked.
One 9to5Mac.com reader warns others about not updating:
Careful, it just bricked my apple TV….gave me the iTunes logo and a mini usb sign….plugging into my mac now…wish me luck….
Many say that they can bring their devices back to life by plugging them into their computers and restoring via iTunes, however, it seems the best option right now is to just steer clear of the 4.4.1 update altogether.
Apple seems focused on marking its mark in Europe recently, first with the launch of its online store in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland.
However, its plans across the Atlantic don’t stop there: the company is also launching its Apple TV in another seven countries from Tuesday.
Those countries that make it on to Apple’s list include Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. Apple’s memo reads:
All-new Apple TV Now Available for Order in Seven New Countries
We are delighted to announce the all-new Apple TV, with an enhanced user interface and a breakthrough price point, is now available to order in Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.
It will be interesting to see how much more expensive the device will be across the pond.
This will be interesting for the gamers among you, if you own a 27-inch iMac or 27-inch Apple LCD Cinema Display, then you can connect your console to the screen. The Kanex XD enables you to take any device with a HDMI connection – such as your PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or Blu-ray player – and hook it up to your iMac or Cinema Display via the Mini DisplayPort connector.
It’s perfect for casual gaming at your desk or catching a Blu-ray in your lunch hour, and it’s a great way to make the most out of your expensive Apple display. It looks great. Its small, sleek and sophisticated aluminum design will look right at home the moment you place the XD next to your Apple iMac or Cinema Display..
Setup is completely effortless: take your XD out of the box and plug it into the power outlet, then connect the HDMI cable from your source to one end and the Mini DisplayPort cable from your iMac to the other. All cables are supplied with the XD, so you won’t need anything extra to get you going.
If you’re stuck in a small office or apartment and you don’t really have room for both a TV and a big Apple display, using the XD to turn your existing Apple equipment into a TV works incredibly well.