Update 1: According to 9to5Mac, a $99 Apple TV refresh will be released tomorrow as the J33 model, MD199LL/A – J33 BEST -USA for $99, and will support 1080P.
On the eve of the iPad 3 release, more ‘leaks’ have surfaced and this time it’s from The Verge. They are hearing further whispers of an Apple TV refresh (which has been out of stock for a while now) to include 1080P support. Moreover, they are reiterating the iPad 3 will remain dual core, with the quad core A6 to be saved for the iPhone 5:
According to sources familiar with the matter, Apple will update both the new Apple TV and the iPad 3 (or iPad HD, a name we first unearthed last year) not with the rumored, quad-core A6 system-on-a-chip, but rather the A5X, a dual-core SoC said to have a more powerful GPU. From what we’re hearing, it’s basically an A5 on steroids.
Our source was adamant that neither of the new products would be receiving the next generation chip — rather, that Apple seems to be waiting for the launch of the iPhone 5 to introduce the rumored A6.
Time to break out the iPad 3/Apple TV BINGO card for tomorrow!