Apple has announced that it will sell over 1 million units of its new Apple TV this week. The company also noted that users are currently renting or buying TV episodes over 400,000 and 150,000 films a day through the iTunes Store.
Apple announced today that it expects sales of its new Apple TV top one million units later this week. The new Apple TV offers the easiest way to watch HD movies and television programs, streaming content from Netflix, YouTube, Flickr and MobileMe all on your HDTV to the amazing price of only $ 99. iTunes users are now renting and purchasing over 400,000 TV episodes and more than 150,000 films a day.
In mid-October, Apple has sold nearly 250,000 new Apple TV, which were released in late September. During the quarter, earnings from Apple’s third call, Apple CEO Steve Jobs commented on the new version of Apple TV, “This is a great product and its $ 99 price is very attractive.”
Apple probably does not care about Roku, but it does care about everything Google. He probably wants to rub Apple TV success against Google. We’ll be curious to see whether Google or its partners put the numbers on TV Google.
This could also be read as a shot at the competition. As in: “Hey big media companies, you want to save money on your iTunes content Come, come to Apple, to sell us things.”