I hate to sound like a broken record but what I am supposed to do when Apple repeats the same stupid decisions. Rather than iPhone, its Apple TV. My vision of a good TV experience does not include weighing up the relative advantages of 8 and 16 GB of storage.
Post-PC is about getting rid of legacy, thereby getting rid of the problems which inherently plague traditional laptops and desktops. iOS devices are in many ways magical, they do just work, but needing to manage storage space is one of those things thats zaps you firmly back into the painful reality of what these devices actually are. Computers. I am so disappointed that Apple is opening this can of worms with the TV too.
Gurman’s post says Apple is considering two strategies, one with storage tiers and one without, so it’s possible Apple makes the right choice when it launches the new box. The fact they are even considering the former option is pretty stupid. There should be no debate about this. The constraints of 16 GB of space is bad enough: it is laughable that an 8 GB option is even under consideration.