Apple is prepared to show off its brand new Apple TV operating system at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference next week, BGR has learned. The report, citing a trusted source, claims that the new Apple TV OS will include several new features over the current edition. Better yet, it is claimed that this is the same software that Apple will use on the so-called “iTV” HDTV television set that the company is rumored to be working on.
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).
The source does not believe Apple will unveil the HDTV television set at WWDC, but it certainly remains a possibility. What a great “one last thing” an “iTV” would be, if Tim Cook decides to pull that Steve Jobs move. Apple will be hosting their WWDC opening keynote on Monday, June 11th at 10:00 AM Pacific (1:00 PM Eastern).