Thanks to an analysis from code junkies sifting through the developers releases of iOS 5, it’s been revealed that the upcoming Apple OS will bring Bluetooth support to the Apple TV. The update will allow Bluetooth keyboards and other accessories to pair up with the tiny box, which makes one wonder – is the Apple TV finally going to get apps?
Ever since the rumors first started swirling about an iOS-powered Apple TV that was basically an iPod Touch without the screen, many have wondered whether the new architecture and new software meant that the smart TV box would see its own app store. Despite the fact that Apple has allowed certain 3rd parties, such as Netflix and MLB.tv, to put their applications onto the unit, it’s kept the official doors closed.
The new Bluetooth keyboard compatibility, however, seems a little strange unless users are going to need to interact with more text than one might find typing movies into Netflix. Apple has resisted bringing apps to the Apple TV so far, but with Google putting more effort behind a summer app update for their own Google TV efforts, the Cupertino Kid might not have time to spare.