New Apple TV To Be Launched In March Along With Immediately Available iPad 3 [Rumor]

New Apple TV To Be Launched In March Along With Immediately Available iPad 3 [Rumor]

9to5Mac reports that one of their most trusted sources has revealed Apple will launch a new Apple TV in March alongside the iPad 3. Rumors have claimed Apple would be releasing two major new products in March and it appears that a new Apple TV and iPad 3 will be the two products in question.

While the report didn’t claim to know any of the new features of the Apple TV, we think Apple will most likely increase the graphic processing power of the device so that it will finally be capable of streaming 1080p video. iTunes currently only sells 720p video, so adjustments would have to be made with the iTunes Store to support it. Other features may include Bluetooth 4.0, an improved A5 chip, and Siri support.

Along with news of the Apple TV, the report revealed the code names and part numbers of the next generation iPad:

MD328LL/A – J1 GOOD B- USA
MD329LL/A – J1 BETTER B-USA
MD330LL/A – J1 BEST-B-USA

MD366LL/A – J2A GOOD A-USA
MD367LL/A – J2A BEST A-USA
MD368LL/A – J2A BEST A-USA

MD369LL/A – J2A GOOD B-USA
MD370LL/A – J2A BETTER B-USA
MD371LL/A – J2A BEST B-USA

The code names J1 and J2 have been linked to Retina Display iPad rumors for sometime which adds more confirmation to the impending iPad 3 launch. Codename J1 is likely a reference to the Wifi-only iPad model whereas J2 and J2a refer to cellular capable models. Interestingly, it’s rumored that the Wifi-only model may only be available in one color, while the cellular-capable models will have black and white color options.

According to the report’s sources, iPad 3 shipments are already enroute to the U.S. and will be available almost immediately after the Apple event which is rumored to take place on March 7th. This means customers will be able to purchase an iPad 1-2 weeks after the iPad 3 is unveiled.

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  • Rafael Duque Matos

    will buy one if it comes with 1080p output!

  • Will Reed

    The next Apple TV could be the culprit of the A5X chip.  A5X chip for new Apple TV and A6 for the iPad 3?

  • ddevito

    maybe this one will actually do something other than just view streamed media from iDevices. Just Sayin

  • Joe Crowther

     you mean, like, make me breakfast?  that would be sweet.

  • Ann McDaniel

    i’ve been waiting for appleTV for *eons* … (praying to God right now it comes soon).

  • Jacob Chandler

    Remove comment

  • Jacob Chandler

    You realize when watching video 1080p and 720p look no different. It is only when you watch a still image can you see the difference. No point buying it over the last model if that is the only upgrade.

  • Shaun Green

    I’ve commented a few times that I don’t think the full blown Apple Television will launch until 2013 as Apple lines up all it’s ducks beforehand – iCloud, 1080p content in iTunes, HD music, etc. If true this would seem one more step along the path to TV heaven next year.

  • Rafael Duque Matos

    dude i can see the difference between 720p and 1080p on my 55″ screen. its pretty noticeble

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