Shortly after being announced, Apple TV was put up for grabs — to developers. A lottery system for registered developers was implemented to bring tvOS apps to the fold ahead of launch, and Apple has begun sending out invitations to a lucky few.
Developers who registered to get an Apple TV can now ask that it be shipped — Apple is only charging $1 to verify billing and shipping info (and likely get devs around some tricky ‘gifting’ tax loopholes).
Apple TV Developer Kit, here I come!
— Daniel Jalkut (@danielpunkass) September 14, 2015
“We're hunting for awesome startups”
Run an early-stage company? We're inviting 250 to exhibit at TNW Conference and pitch on stage!
Apple TV order placed. — InSearchOf (@InSearchOfDev) September 14, 2015
I guess it’s official then, I’ll have to make PCalc for the Apple TV now… I may also have to buy a TV for the office!
— James Thomson (@jamesthomson) September 14, 2015
Winners are required to request their units by September 16, which will ship out by the end of the week.