Further evidence of Apple TV 3 refresh

 

By Posted 23 Feb 2012, 11:21

Around a week ago we told you about a retailer in the US that was no longer listing the current version of the Apple TV set-top-box, and wondered if a new version was imminent. Now today we have further evidence of an Apple TV 3 refresh as more retailers have no stock of the current model.

We have already told you about Best Buy removing Apple’s little hobby from their listings, and now according to an article on TechRadar it seems stocks of the Apple TV 2 have run dry at UK retailer PC World. It also seems that staff at the retailer are being told not to take any new orders from customers either.

A refresh could even be announced at any upcoming event to reveal the iPad 3 ahead of a release. It is believed that Apple will finally offer 1080p streaming with a new device. The company has long been rumored to be offering its own branded TV set in the future. This speculation has increased recently with the comments from former CEO Steve Jobs about cracking the sector.

Instead of offering a complete TV set Apple could offer a new set-top-box with a host of innovative features. Besides new features we may see a whole host of new apps and services being added. We decided to look at some other retailers and find out if they had any stock of the Apple TV 2.

The Amazon US store lists as having one new model and is priced at from $189.95, while the UK store says it has only 5 left in stock, and is priced at £119.99. Looking at other UK retailers it was found that Comet has no stock, with Curry’s have some left but only in certain stores. Meanwhile online retailer Play.com only has stock via third-party sellers for £135.99, while Argos also has no stock of the unit.

Considering that the Apple TV 2 was available for only £89 in the country before, this shows stock is almost non-existent. What do you think we will see with the next Apple TV?

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