Unreleased Apple TV “J33” Found in iOS 5.1 Beta
The recently released iOS 5.1 beta 1 has already uncovered a few hints about potential upcoming products from Apple. First, the Sprint iPad 2 reference, then an iPhone 5 reference, and now a codename reference to an unreleased Apple TV unit dubbed “J33” has been found.
Other than the reference to the devices codename there is no additional information on the unreleased Apple TV device. It’s possible the device will simply be a revamped existing Apple TV model that includes an A5 CPU and the ability to export 1080p video, which 9to5mac suggests could be the case, and there is also a vague possibility it could be the rumored “real” Apple television.
Currently, the Apple TV is a set-top box that costs $99, allowing users to stream iTunes and video content directly to their TV. After the passing of the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, there have been numerous rumors regarding a real Apple television set, said to debut sometime in 2012 or 2013. Dubbed “iTV”, the television is said to run iOS and feature Siri as the TV’s remote control, with heavy reliance on iCloud services.