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Apple TV Drops to $89.99 at Amazon and Best Buy

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  1. sparkyscott21

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    As noticed by 9to5Mac, both Amazon and Best Buy have dropped their prices on the Apple TV by $10 to $89.99. Interestingly, Amazon has also added a “2010" designation to its Apple TV title, leading to speculation that the retailers may be making room for a potential update to the device.

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    Third-party retailers are, however, usually not particularly accurate sources of information on new product releases given that Apple does not generally keep them apprised of its product plans. But despite that caveat and the fact that mid-November is beyond Apple’s usual timeframe for new product introductions ahead of the holiday shopping season, the developments may spark some interest among those who have been eagerly awaiting word of a new Apple TV model.




    With iOS 5 released back in June opening the door to a 1080p Apple TV and references to a new Apple TV model showing up in iOS 5, it seems that Apple may unsurprisingly be working on a hardware update for the Apple TV, but the timeframe for such a release is unknown. Apple is also said to be working on a Siri-enabled television set, but that product is reportedly not set to debut until late 2012 or 2013 and it is unclear how that product would affect or relate to the Apple TV set-top box.

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    It could be they are trying to clear out the inventory to make way for a new line of hardware. If that's really the case - then wouldn't it be better to wait for the new hardware?
     
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    Some major retailers seem to be selling the Apple TV 2 at a discount, leading 9to5Mac and TechCrunch to speculate a new model may be incoming and soon.
    It’s also being tagged as the 2010 Apple TV, leading to further speculation a 2011 model is nigh, though I think the Apple TV 2 has been referred to as Apple TV (2010) almost from launch to differentiate it from the original, non-iOS model.
    If there is a new Apple TV in the works, here’s hoping it gets an Apple A5chipset for easy 1080p handling. (And no, there’s no expectation of Siri so let’s not anyone start going pre-emptively nuts, okay?)
    Either way, if you want a cheap(er) gift for the holidays, head on over and grab an $89 Apple TV 2 on Amazon while you can.

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