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Apple TV stock runs dry, fuels 1080p upgrade talk

updated 01:25 pm EST, Sun February 12, 2012

Apple TV update may join iPad 3 on stage

An upgraded Apple TV media hub might come sooner than thought after signs emerged that multiple stores ran low on stock. Amazon, Best Buy, Buy.com, Radio Shack, and Target all show the device either as out of stock or taking weeks to ship. Apple and others do have supply, but it follows a pattern of third-party resellers usually running out first.

While it's possible that there would be a temporary lull in stock, new tips supplied to 9to5 suggest that the existing version may have been phased out. No more were shipping to Best Buy stores, a person at the retailer claimed.

Code references have been appearing that refer to a new Apple TV for the past few months, but little has emerged as to what it might be. With a full TV set unlikely in the near future, it's more probable that any device, if it reaches stores, would be an A5- or A6-based update that could support 1080p video.

The timing follows some dwindling iPad 2 stock and raises the possibility that Apple may use an increasingly likely early March event to show both a new Apple TV and a new iPad at the same time.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. ennerseed

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +11

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    I will finally buy one and buy movies on iTunes! Now if they would start selling music in apple lossless, i would buy music from them too.

  1. charlituna

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +5

    my sources

    Tell me that they will be releasing a new Apple TV with the new iPad. And pushing airplay enabled games and such very hard.

  1. ennerseed

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -8

    font-size:13px

    I will finally buy one and buy movies on iTunes! Now if they would start selling music in apple lossless, i would buy music from them too.

  1. apple4ever

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Finally

    I've been waiting for a 1080p version for AGES so I can put on my main TV. I have version 2 on my old TV, but I wanted it on my main one. Now I can start ripping Blu-rays!

  1. ggirton

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    Changes are *V* good

    that the first-week-of-March announcement will have *those words* ...

    the words we love to hear

    ... and you know it's true ...


    "Oh! I almost forgot!"


    "There's one more thing...."


  1. ggirton

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    One more thing

    I think it's going to be the retina-display Macbook Pro line.

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