Amazon’s German online store has shown a sudden unavailability of the Apple TV3, and noted instead that the set-top-box will be available from October 23. This captured a German blog’s attention, as it is the day following the highly anticipated iPad event. Does this suggest an imminent product refresh?
The unavailability was noticed by a German blog, iFun.de. Apple’s German online store still has ATV 3 in stock and ships within 24 hours, but as you can see from the above image, the Amazon listing says the device will be in stock starting October 23, 2013.
This seems to be in-line with earlier whispers about a next-generation Apple TV, which could be unveiled as early as next Tuesday.
Amazon is not leaking the next-generation Apple TV, though, and while this could just mean that it is awaiting a new shipment from Apple — considering that the device is available everywhere else — it allows a little bit of speculation about a forthcoming refresh, which, by the way, was rumoured to be arriving during the iPhone event, but didn’t materialize.
Apple will hold a special event next Tuesday, where it is widely expected to unveil the next-generation iPads, MacBook Pros, the redesigned Mac Pro, and Mavericks, the latest desktop operating system.