Shipping estimatesÂ for the Apple TV slipped  to 1-2 weeks on the US Apple Online Store today, further fueling rumors that Apple is getting ready to refresh the device. In March, BuzzFeed reported that the company is planning to unveil a new, slimmer set-top box at WWDC in June.
Itâs worth noting that some users have reported that the device is showing âin stockâ for them online today, but atÂ Check Out manyÂ are still seeing later ship times. Regardless, the fluctuation in available stock is consistent with inventory behavior of pastÂ Apple products ahead of refreshes.
Also adding to theÂ consensus that Apple is about to update the set-top box is the companyâs move to lower the price of the current model. InÂ March, Tim Cook kicked off the Apple Watch eventÂ by announcing an exclusive dealÂ with HBO and the lowering of the ATVâs price tag from $99 to $69.
A new Apple TV has been believedÂ to be on the verge of release for several months now, asÂ the current model hasnât been updated in 3 years, and isÂ showing its age againstÂ competitorsâ offerings.Â Among the features rumored for the new device are voice search and a TV-friendly App Store.
WWDC is scheduled to begin on June 8, and Apple is also expected to talk about iOS 9, OS X 10.11, and a revamped Beats Music service.