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Apple TV supplies constrained, hint at new model?

A number of major retailers are out of stock of the second-generation Apple TV, suggesting that the set-top box may soon be replaced by a new model. Citing a Best Buy source, 9to5Mac reports that the retailer is out of stock at the source’s store, and will not be receiving any more units as Apple TVs are no longer shipping to the stores. Further checks of Best Buy’s online store, as well as those of Amazon, Target, and all showed the device as being either out-of-stock, unavailable, or, in the case of Amazon, listed with a claim of “usually ships in 2-5 weeks”. During Amazon’s time window, Apple is expected to hold a special media event for its next-generation iPad—and at which it could easily announce a new Apple TV. The device is still available from Apple-focused retailers MacMall and MacConnection, and is also available directly from Apple.

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I have to say I love my Apple TV and I won’t have a problem upgrading if Apple keeps it at the same price (though I would have to purchase three of them for my house).

Aside from the hardware upgrades, I would really like to see Apple TV expand its offerings to include stuff like Pandora and the ability to stream from other apps, like the PBS app (the wife loves watching Downton Abbey).

In a perfect world, it’d be great if Apple TV also included offerings from Amazon’s Instant Video service and Hulu Plus, but I doubt the folks at Cupertino would allow that.

Posted by cxc273 on February 13, 2012 at 12:07 PM (CST)

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