Many of the major online retailers are no longer shipping the current generation Apple TV. Apple TV’s can be still be found at some third party retailers like MacMall and Mac Connection and some local stores still have the device.
Best Buy has the item listed as “Not Available for Shipping”. According to a Best Buy employee, not only are they out of stock, but they are also unable to order one from their product ordering system (OMS). He went on to say, “From prior experience, this usually is associated with a product that is being discontinued”.
Taget, Radio Shack and Buy.com are all out of stock online.
Amazon is still accepting orders but states there is a shipping time of 2 to 5 weeks for a new Apple TV. Which falls inline with an expected Apple event in March for the iPad 3.
Could Apple also be planning to release an Apple TV 3 at the same event?
It certainly looks like that is the case. An Apple TV 3 will likely get 1080p and a updated A5 or A6 chip. There could even be a few surprises like a new remote or an App Store for Apple TV.