New Apple TV's iOS can be jailbroken and made to run apps?

Sean Hollister
S. Hollister|09.17.10

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Sean Hollister
September 17th, 2010
In this article: Apple, Apple TV, AppleTv, iOS, iprod, Iprod21, rumor, rumors
New Apple TV's iOS can be jailbroken and made to run apps?
Remember the mysterious reference to iProd 2,1 that appeared in the iPad's code? We thought it might be a new CDMA or camera-equipped iPad, but it just might have been the new iOS-based Apple TV instead. Diving through the iOS 4.2 beta, a TUAW tipster allegedly uncovered the above key, which hints that we might have been right about the device's app potential all along. Though Apple may rely on a simpler media streaming UI for the home theater to enhance accessibility and ease of use, there's always the chance the community might jailbreak the $99 set-top box to do far greater things. While you wait with bated breath for confirmation of this wondrous possibility, why not check out our Apple TV hands-on?
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