By David Ponce
There are deals where you save a bundle, and then there are deals where you just, well… you just save. It’s one of those situations where you have to say to yourself: “I could either buy this full price at the Apple store, or I could save $10 for the same product by buying it like this.” Of course, it’s not that simple as shipping is only free on orders over $99, so the savings really only kick in if you’re in the market for an Apple TV and whatever else might be available at MacConnection (the retailer offering the rebate in this case) since this rebate puts the device at $89. Still, you never know, this actually might be your situation.
A little on the Apple TV:
It’s 80% smaller than the previous generation, for one. Also, Apple TV has built-in HDMI, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Ethernet, built-in IR receiver, Optical Audio and Micro-USB. As it doesn’t have offer any built-in storage, it relies entirely upon streaming rentals from iTunes. HD movies start at $3.99 and commercial-free TV shows are just 99¢ per episode. Apple TV also streams content from Netflix, YouTube, Flickr and MobileMe, as well as music, photos and videos from PCs and Macs to your HD TV.