New Apple TV runs iOS
The newly announced Apple TV runs iOS, despite not having the traditional iOS interface, according to a report on TUAW. Citing an iPhone developer who went digging around in the latest iOS 4.2 beta, it was found that ‘AppleTV2,1’ was listed in the latest USB device configuration files. Assuming this holds true, the new $99 Apple TV will surely be a hit with iOS jailbreakers and the mod community.
It is widely believed that the new Apple TV is basically an iPod touch sans screen and with a smaller storage capacity. Although not confirmed, it’s assumed that the new device has 4GB to 8GB of local storage capacity, which would be adequate to store necessary files and cache streamed media and movies.