BGR has allegedly obtained information from a reliable source claiming that Apple will introduced the operating system for its upcoming TV product at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference. The company is said to make a public demonstration of the TV OS ahead of launching the actual product so that third-party developers take their time building functionality into their components for users to control them from the television set and remote.
The new operating system will reportedly have much more features than the current OS running on Apple’s set-top box. Apparently, it is bound for the company’s much rumored HDTV.
Several reports have told that the Cupertino device designer is actively trying to persuade manufacturers to adopt a new control out API to allow third-party producers to build accessories that are compatible with the upcoming ‘iTV’ and the new Apple TV OS. Using the API will supposedly enable viewers to control any connected component from the TV remote as well as the Apple remote iOS app.
According to the publication’s source, Apple is unlikely to unveil the actual ‘iTV’ at WWDC 2012. Most rumors have claimed the product won’t be announced until the third or fourth quarter at the earliest.
The mysterious Apple HDTV is said to sport a number of cool features, including Siri voice control and FaceTime camera. Related rumors and reports came pouring after the release of Steve Jobs’ biography, in which he is cited as claiming to have cracked the secret of a revolutionary TV product.