In what is claimed to be a stock clearance drive, Apple is offering a $25 gift card with every purchase of its current gen Apple TV. Rumors of Apple preparing to launch a refresh to this home media device have been floating around the internet for quite a while now, so this new move doesn’t surprise us.
Apple bundling a $25 iTunes Gift Card with the Apple TV; sparks off speculation of next-gen Apple TV
According to Bloomberg, Apple is working on a new Apple TV that’ll debut later this year. Apple is allegedly in talks with pay TV provider Time Warner Cable and other partners to provide content for the product.
Until now, Apple has maintained that Apple TV is a hobby, and has kept it hidden on its website.
However, it looks like that is about to change as 9to5Mac has noticed that Apple has just updated its website, and finally added Apple TV as a product, just like the Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on its online store.
Appleâs October 22nd media event is official, and is going to be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. The event invite, in typical Apple fashion, includes a cryptic reference that says “We still have a lot to cover” which doesn’t say much about what the company plans to release, but with the continuos stream of rumors and leaks, it’s next to confirmed that weâll see new iPads.
Although Apple calls the Apple TV a “hobby” it is an interesting product to watch, since it is indicative of the company’s future in the living room entertainment market segment. To emerge as aÂ dominantÂ player in this area, Apple’s looking for software engineering managers who are capable enough to lead the development of “next generation” features of the Apple TV.