I hate to say it, but the new Apple TV device announced yesterday (and shipping in Australia next month, unlike the iPhone, which was on every news bulletin yesterday but won’t ship in Australia until 2008) seems a bit of a novelty item.
It seems that the Apple TV will only play things from iTunes, and in Australia, that means music, and music videos. In the US, you can buy TV shows and Movies, but here, with the huge cost of bandwidth, it’s just not feasible to sell them (quite apart from the copyright issues). Oh, and it only has a 40GB hard drive. I think I’ll wait and see what the Apple TV 2 has going for it.