New Apple TV rumored to remain at $99 price point, new mystery accessory to cost $39

Apple is set to announce the next generation iPad later today at its media event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Also on the agenda is a revamped Apple TV which 9to5 Mac has garnered some rather interesting information.

According to their sources, the new Apple TV will stick to its current low price point of $99 even though it is getting a very nice spec bump. The new Apple TV should have the exact same form factor as the current version but include the ability to play back 1080p high definition content, Bluetooth 4.0 should also be included and of course a processor bump to help run all of the new internals.

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).

Also the mystery Apple TV accessory which is listed as B82 has also been given a price point of $39. We have no idea what this accessory may be but we assume that it could be some type of advanced remote control to take advantage of the new Bluetooth 4.0 capability.

Source: 9to5 Mac

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vishhh says:

this is very interesting news !

ward09 says:

Dude, why did you have to say joypad? Now anything less will disappoint me.

Ryan says:

My first thought when I heard of the mystery accessory was a Bluetooth camera for FaceTime calls on the tv.

Mike says:

Headset for SIRI control?

dloveprod says:

It's the most wonderful time of the year.

gloomcookie1 says:

I bet you it's a new smart cover for the iPad.

gloomcookie1 says:

The $39 accessory that is...

Iain says:

$39... sounds like a Apple branded HDMI cable to me! They have the most expensive cables in the land :-p

imwa says:

Actually they do not have the most expensive. I've picked up a few from the Apple Store at a much lower cost than name brands that do overcharge for HDMI cables.

Earless Puppy says:

As I said before, This is the start of Siri home automaton... Getting excited....

RMCSteve says:

I'm guessing it's a new remote control, and that the standard remote has even fewer buttons on it; i.e. activate SIRI.

jdmoore1981 says:

Apple tv remote for iPhone iPad. Since it has Bluetooth. So I am thinking camera for FaceTime. That would be a safe bet.

Andrew says:

Is it a device that makes Siri useful and responsive? Figures they would charge us extra for something to make it work right.

Jose says:

I just bought an apple tv dammit