If you're a developer and want to get your hands the new Apple TV for app testing before its official release, you'll need to sign up by September 11. Apple has a Web page ready to go, and they're making test units available in several countries.
Developers can get early access to the new Apple TV
Apple introduced the new Apple TV with support for third party apps during a media event in San Francisco on September 9. The new model also ships with a redesigned remote that supports Siri voice commands. It won't go on sale until some time this fall, which gives developers a head start on getting their apps ready.
To request an Apple TV Developer Kit, you'll need to point your Web browser at Apple's Developer website. You'll also need to already be registered in the Apple Developer Program or Apple Developer Enterprise Program as of 9AM pacific time on September 9—that's an hour before today's keynote event started.
Here's where Apple TV Developer Kit will be available:
- Czech Republic
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States
Apple will notify developers by email starting on September 14 if they've been selected to get a Developer Kit. Apple TV is priced at US$149 for the 32GB model, and $199 for the 64GB version.