“The Apple Dev Team has proven that the Apple TV, just out of the starting gate, can indeed be jailbroken,” Erika Morphy reports for MacNewsWorld. “Generally, jailbreaking a device means developers can gain the necessary root access to develop their own apps or customizations.”
“This particular jailbreak, via the SHAtter exploit that was first used on the iPod touch 4G, is not ready for prime time, according to the developers,” Morphy reports. “It will take more iterations and development work before consumers can being installing third-party apps on Apple TV, Rob Walch, host of Today in iPhone, told MacNewsWorld.”
“One way or another apps will be coming to Apple TV, Walch predicted,” Morphy reports. “Either developers will learn how to install them via the jailbreak or Apple will allow consumers to use them on the device, or both… ‘I think Apple is going to allow people to run certain niche apps, like ABC or Hulu,’ Walch predicted.”
Morphy reports, “One problem could be the interface — Apple TV doesn’t have a touchscreen, and a remote is not sufficient for what would be required. However Apple TV specs do include Bluetooth, Walch pointed out, which would support Apple’s multitouch Magic Trackpad.”
MacDailyNews Take: Or you could just use your iPad.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Geoffrey H.” for the heads up.]