“For three consecutive weeks, the Cupertino-based company has failed to make good on its promissory to restock indirect channel partners with fresh inventory of the existing $99 Apple TV product, say people familiar with matter,” Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider.
“The new Apple TV model — referenced in pre-releases of Apple’s iOS software as both Apple TV 3,1 and J33 — is expect to feature the same or similar components to Apple’s imminent third-generation iPad,” Jade reports. “An upgraded Apple TV processor could allow for greatly expanded functionality with the set-top box, namely the ability to stream and play back true high-definition 1080p content. Currently, the Apple TV is restricted to 720p resolution for high-definition content.”
Jade reports, “Any upgrade to the Apple TV is likely just a stopgap to keep the device current before Apple dives in to the highly competitive television market. Numerous rumors have pointed toward a full-fledged Apple television set being unveiled no earlier than late this year, and potentially going on sale in early 2013. Even if Apple does release a television later this year, it could coexist with the Apple TV set-top box.”
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