Those feeling churlish that the UK will not benefit from not only the movies rentals, but also the States-side price cut for Apple TV, might be interested to hear this latest Cupertino news snippet.

Despite promising that the Apple TV "take two" software update would be available within 2 weeks of Steve Jobs' keynote appearance at Macworld, the release has been delayed.

The software update, which will allow users to rent high definition movies directly from their widescreen TVs in America, is apparently "not quite finished".

Apple has said it now plans to make the free software download available to existing Apple TV customers in "another week or two."