Apple recently launched their new Apple TV which is already up for pre-order and will start shipping at the end of September, now some information has appeared that may see the Apple TV launch with Apple’s iOS.
A tip received by the unofficial Apple weblog TUAW from an iPhone developer has revealed a configuration descriptor ‘iProd’ in . While the new Apple TV isn’t running the iPhone’s central Springboard application, it’s very possible that the Apple TV will now be jailbreakable since it is an iOS device after all.
Due to the streaming nature of the New Apple TV and lack of internal storage, hackers may be able to jailbreak the device but may have problems running apps directly on the system . However this maybe possible via a USB drive connected to the Apple TV.
When the new Apple TV is shipped in late September for $99 it will be interesting to see just how long it takes the hacker community to jailbreak. We’ll keep you posted.
Updated 28th September 2010
More details have been revealed of the jailbreak for the new Apple TV.