For the first time in years, Apple finally unveiled an Apple TV worth getting excited about. With a new Siri-enabled and touch-based remote, universal search, and gaming support, it’s apparent that the Apple TV is fully prepared to jump from an Apple hobby to a full-fledged member of the company’s product line. And based on what we saw during Apple’s demo portion of the event, the Apple TV truly seems like a cord cutters dream.
But the real question is how the Apple TV measures up in the real world. Apple’s demos, by their very nature, are extremely polished and tantalizing so we don’t want to get too excited just yet.
While the Apple TV won’t hit store shelves until next month, some media outlets who were given some hands-on time with Apple’s new set-top box have since provided some of their first impressions of the device.