Order an Apple TV 4K today and you'll wait 5 weeks for it to arrive

Apple Tv 4K 2021
Apple Tv 4K 2021 (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • The new Apple TV 4K is now available for order but you're going to be waiting up to five weeks for it to arrive.
  • The 64GB model appears to be more popular and has the longest wait time.

Apple only announced its refreshed Apple TV 4K recently and it's only been available for pre-order for a few days, but it's already proving popular. Anyone ordering a 64GB Apple TV 4K from Apple today will have to wait up to five weeks for it to be delivered. The 32GB version will arrive a little more quickly, although even that could come after launch day.

It isn't clear whether this news means that the 64GB version is more popular, however. Without knowing how many units have been produced we can't make judgments on individual device popularity, but it does seem that people are keen on the new set-top box.

Apple Tv 4k Delivery Slippage

Apple Tv 4k Delivery Slippage (Image credit: iMore)

Beyond the storage, both Apple TV 4K configurations are identical and with the device aimed at streaming content, it's a matter for debate whether additional storage is required. Those using their Apple TV 4K for games might benefit from the extra space, however.

If you need yours more quickly you could try ordering from somewhere other than Apple. These are some of the best Apple TV deals you'll find.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.