For Real, Apple TV Now Shipping

Several users, including our own John Biggs, are reporting that their Apple TV orders have finally started shipping. The $299 media streaming device, which was first unveiled last summer, should have already been in people’s hands by now (indeed, some of us were getting quite antsy), but last-minute delays kept all of them at Steve Jobs’ house, which is apparently in Shenzen, China.

Now that they’ve shipped, it’s just a matter of time until somebody hacks it to stream officially unsupported codecs, like Xvid. Scene DVD rips need to be streamed, too, you know.