We’ve gotten a few more tidbits about tomorrow’s Apple TV announcement (Oh, there will be a new iPad too!). The Apple TV J33 model, MD199LL/A – J33 BEST -USA, which we’ve covered before will come in at the same $99 price point (and similar prices globally). We know from previous reports that it will have updated hardware internally including Bluetooth 4.0 Broadcom chip as well as a higher powered processor capable of 1080P video.
It will likely look the same as the current Apple TV with similar ports otherwise, though that hasn’t been confirmed.
Also, the new mystery B82 accessory part just got a price as well: $39. We’re still not sure what exactly it is (Dock, A/V cable – currently $39, remote – currently $19, etc.). We’re not expecting anything too spectacular however under $40.
Finally, MacRumors confirms tips that we’ve been hearing today.
Apple appears to be making a similar transition for the iPad with tomorrow’s introduction of the iPad 3, rolling out a $99 AppleCare+ for iPad warranty that would replace the current $79 standard AppleCare package.
AppleCare +, which also covers accidental damage with a $49 deductible, for iPad has shown up on a number of occasions in EasyPay as a $99 option leading our tipsters to believe that it will debut tomorrow.
We’ll be covering all the action tomorrow live, so make sure you stop back.
As always, thanks Mr. X!
- Sources: New Apple TV launching in March, near-immediate availability hinted for new iPads (9to5mac.com)
- US-based iTV Entertainment preemptively strikes out against Apple over ‘iTV’ trademark (9to5mac.com)
- Apple TVs are disappearing from shelves, could see an update next month as well (9to5mac.com)
- Raspberry Pi brings AirPlay video streaming for $25, preorder now (9to5mac.com)