There has been quite a bit of talk about new iPads being displayed at the October 22nd Apple event. One indicator on Amazon's Apple TV page for France and Germany showed up today that hints at a new set-top box being unveiled as well.
It has been quite a while since the Cupertino company refreshed that particular device. There have been quite a few tweaks to the operating system but no new models. Amazon pages in France and Germany show that they are out of stock from now until October 23.
While this is not a definitive statement, it does seem to hint at something afoot. Products like these rarely have stocking issues unless they have just been launched ... or are coming to the end of their run. The fact that Amazon is keeping these from being sold until the day after the big announcements hints that the online retailer at least believes something new might be coming.
We only have a few more days now to see if a new Apple TV will be hitting stores soon.