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  • Rumor: AppleTV Will Run iOS? iProd 2,1 Possibly AppleTV 2,1


    The folks over at TUAW received a tip from a developer who found a similarity between the once rumored iProd2,1, which was believed to be a new iPad device, and the new AppleTV's configuration descriptor, AppleTV2,1, while looking through the USB device configuration list in the iOS 4.2 Beta 1. If this is indeed the iProd 2,1 it could possibly be running an iOS variant or the actual iOS itself. However, this being a rumor, or more of a speculation, the iProd2,2 could be an iPad after all, but for now we will run with this concept.

    During the presentation that Jobs gave, it appeared as though the AppleTV was not running an iOS based firmware, as there was no apparent SpringBoard or Icons of such. Nonetheless, if this does indeed indicate that the AppleTV is based on iOS, then it could mean even more opportunities in the Jailbreak world, such as running Apps both official and unofficial.

    Keep in mind that the AppleTV will probably not have much room for storage, as it's intended purpose is for streaming your content from another device, so if we do manage to get our AppleTV's jailbroken, there won't be too much room to play around. Either way, we will found out later this month, as it is expected to ship late September.

    What would you want to do on a jailbroken AppleTV?
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Rumor: AppleTV Will Run iOS? iProd 2,1 Possibly AppleTV 2,1 started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. Neo02126's Avatar
      Neo02126 -
      I would like to see apps of course but realisticly given the small storage which is probably 8gb I would want to be able to use the apple tv like vnc viewer to remote control all my idevice and stream or like what parallels app does with a windows 7 media center slant to it
      This would be the white unicorn scenario
    1. dq13's Avatar
      dq13 -
      I have a small problem... I ordered it and now I realized that my TV has only ONE HDMI input and I already have the PS3 connected and yesterday when I bought the Mini-PC (to get rid of that huge box in the corner of the room) I plugged it into the TV so I don't need a monitor and realized I had to unplug the PS3, so now I need to get a better TV to get 3 HDMI inputs... time for an LED :P
    1. Jmataska's Avatar
      Jmataska -
      Quote Originally Posted by mikelikesanime View Post
      Isn't this thing basically just a bigger screen for your Iphone/Ipod.
      Apple TV doesnt have a screen. Its a small cube that will run iOS that you usb to your TV. You might be thinkin of an iTV maybe??
    1. mikelikesanime's Avatar
      mikelikesanime -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jmataska View Post
      Apple TV doesnt have a screen. Its a small cube that will run iOS that you usb to your TV. You might be thinkin of an iTV maybe??
      I might just have not been thinking at all to be honest but thank you. I did not know what apple tv was but also could care less until I get my dang I4 jailbroken.
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jmataska View Post
      Apple TV doesnt have a screen. Its a small cube that will run iOS that you usb to your TV. You might be thinkin of an iTV maybe??
      Umm... no. He's saying that a TV is typically bigger than an iPod, iPad, or iPhone and that the AppleTV is used to display content from your iPod, iPad, or iPhone, as demonstrated by Apple for iOS 4.2. He never implied that the AppleTV device itself had a screen of any size.
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      Jailbreaking this would be great, I can use the apple tv as a VNC and use my computer, or I could look through my network and not use apples cloud based service when I can use my own 2 2tb hard drives connected to my wireless network, now tell me why I wouldn't want this to be jailbroken. THANK YOU MMI I've been around on here for a while an d if it wasn't for this site, I would be a blackberry and quite possibly a pc. But probably not. The minute I don't have full control over my device Which I still don't, but if I can't tell my phone to play this tone for this person when txt n make this sound when they call? Isn't that like stuff from 2000? OMG ringtones with voices! Holy crap! I know you don't need to see it again and again so I'll stop. The most hating thing about apple is, their customer support is dropping like the amount of dropped calls I get from Rogers.
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      Quote Originally Posted by dq13 View Post
      I have a small problem... I ordered it and now I realized that my TV has only ONE HDMI input and I already have the PS3 connected and yesterday when I bought the Mini-PC (to get rid of that huge box in the corner of the room) I plugged it into the TV so I don't need a monitor and realized I had to unplug the PS3, so now I need to get a better TV to get 3 HDMI inputs... time for an LED :P
      Get an HDMI splitter box. I have one with a remote that switches between 4 ports.
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Quote Originally Posted by CZroe View Post
      Of COURSE it runns iOS if GoogleTV runs Android/ChromeOS. Think about it: It expands the app market. This is why it's only $99... it's subsidized by the App Store.
      Told you guys.