Apple to unveil new Apple TV and iTV interface at WWDC – Rumor

Thu, May 31, 2012

News, Rumors

BGR reports that Apple is planning to introduce a new UI for the Apple TV at the upcoming WWDC. What’s more, this rumored new interface, said to be more feature complete than the current version, will reportedly be the same one Apple plans on using on its much discussed HDTV.

We’ve heard Apple is actively trying to court manufacturers to use a new “control out” API in order for third-party manufacturers to make accessories that are compatible with the new Apple TV OS and the upcoming “iTV.” It’s said that by using the API, it will be possible to control any connected components all from the Apple remote (and the Apple remote iOS app as well, we’re assuming).

This would be a huge change in the home theater landscape, which has until this point relied on a mess of thousands of infrared codes and physical cables in order for devices to be interoperable, or Wi-Fi-controlled apps for each component and piece of hardware.



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