BGR is claiming to have received information from a “trusted source” indicating that Apple will demonstrate the operating system for its television set at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this month. BGR did not reveal the name of a source.
Apple is reportedly making a public unveiling of the operating system ahead of the actual product in order to allow third-party manufacturers to build functionality into their components to allow them to be controlled from the Apple television set and remote.
This new OS is said to be much more feature-complete than the current OS that runs on the Apple TV, and is apparently the one that Apple’s upcoming HDTV will run. Yes, that one.
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” of this report indicates that Apple is unlikely to show off its actual television set at WWDC. Most rumors have suggested that Apple would not introduce the product until late this year at the earliest. Many rumors also believe that Apple’s TV set might come sometime next year.
Source: Mac Rumors