I did plan on asking my wife for apple tv as a xmas present but i told her not to bother 2 weeks ago. Amazon dropped their price, a long with some other online retailers and they haven't renewed the stock here in the uk. I saw it as a sign that a new apple tv might be due out soon. Are you seeing the same in the U.S.A and other parts of the world, is it wise to wait until Jan to see what happens?? Apple TV has no consistent release dates so i know it is hard to tell. One thing is, i would hate to miss out incase they are phasing it out. People seem to think a TV is the next device which i won't be needing.