Rumor: Apple May Launch Apple TV 3 And “Mystery Accessory” Alongside iPad 3

9 to 5 Mac reports that according to “reliable sources familiar with Apple’s upcoming product release” Apple may launch the next generation Apple TV along with the third generation iPad that will unveiled at the media event on March 7th.

Here’re some of the highlights from 9 to 5 Mac’s report:

  • As mentioned earlier, Apple may launch the next generation Apple TV codenamed J33 along with the third generation iPad.
  • The next generation Apple TV could be powered by a variation of dual-core A5 chip or could be powered by the rumored dual-core A5X chip, which includes an improved graphics processing unit.
  • The next generation Apple TV is also rumored to include a redesigned Bluetooth 4.0 remote control and possibly even Siri support, though 9 to 5 Mac have not been able to independently confirm it.
  • Apple is expected to launch three variants of iPad 3, which are internally called J1, J2, and J2a.
  • iPad 3 will be available in one or two weeks after the launch event as next-generation iPad shipments are already landing at ports of multiple countries around the world according to 9 to 5 Mac’s sources.
  • According to 9 to 5 Mac“J1 iPad is likely the WiFI-only model, and the J2 and J2a are likely different cellular-data-enabled versions. GSM/CDMA/LTE have all been rumored cellular-date types for the new iPad, so those two J2 models are likely some technical combination of the three.”
  • The iPad 3 Wi-Fi only model codenamed J1 may be available only in one color at launch.
  • Each model will be available in three storage capacities. iPad 2 is currently available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities, but according to some rumors, Apple could offer a 128GB iPad 3.
  • Apple is also expected to launch a mystery accessory codenamed “B82” along with new iPad 3 and Apple TV, which could be either a cable, cover, or new audio remote.
  • The third generation Apple TV will support Bluetooth 4.0.

Earlier today, Apple issued invites for the iPad 3 media event that will be held on March 7th, so we won’t have to wait for too long to find out how much of this turns out to be accurate.

[via 9 to 5 Mac]