The new Apple TV is a very minor update, so much that it does not even warrant a new name. Speaking to The Next Web&utm_content=Google+Reader), an Apple spokesperson described the update as being exclusively internal, the appearance of the device will not be altered in any way.
We sometimes make component changes which require an updated model number for regulatory approval. The component changes we made don’t affect product features and Apple TV customers will continue to have the same great user experience.
This comes after Apple filed FCC documents for the new Apple TV, which possibly indicated that the device would be slightly smaller, although this is not the case.
This new Apple TV includes Apple’s more powerful A5X chip, as well as the Broadcom BCM4334 wireless chip.
This updated version should be on sale very soon or even now depending on retailers.