According to 9to5mac Apple is ready to include the bluetooth keyboard support for Apple TV. The next major iOS release, most probably ATV iOS 6.0 will bring this new features for the general users.
The bluetooth code was found about a year ago in iOS 5 but it was ripened very slowly. Now it seems the final code is ready to be included in iOS 6.
Many ATV users want to have a physical keyboard instead of Touch-based keyboard to search and find the desired information on their Apple TV. I personally prefer the physical keyboard to touch keypad.
Apple’s slew of recent releases includes the latest build of iOS 5 beta 5 and the beta version of iTunes 10.5 beta 5, both of which are available only to select registered developers with Apple’s developer’s program. Coupled with these is the release of the Xcode 4.2 developers preview build 5. Xcode of course is the tool-set Apple provides for building applications for the Mac OS X and the iOS platforms. Apple TV Beta 4 has also been released for Apple TV which is also available only to the developers registered with Apple’s developers program.
Seas0Pass gets an update to jailbreak iOS 4.3.1 (iOS 4.2.1) on second generation of Apple TV. Currently iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak using Seas0nPass is tethered and it requires the Apple TV to be connected with the PC for successful reboot.
Apple has just released iOS 4.2.1 for second generation Apple TV after fixing many bugs esp video flickering problem. iOS 4.2.1 build 8F202 update also fixes audio issues and a problem where the device goes to sleep and doesn’t wake up.
Apple TV2G update is available now directly from the Apple TV update menu. We are also posting a direct download link after the break from where you can download iOS 4.2.1 iPSW file and save it on your PC for other purposes like manual restore and jailbreaking.
Firecore team has jut posted an update about iOS 4.1 (iOS 4.2.1) Jailbreak for Apple TV 2G for Windows users on its official blog. According to the post, a Windows version of Seas0nPass has been seeded to beta testers and the public version will be released after 1 week of beta testing.
It is to inform you, if you don’t know already, that Seasonpass is relatively a new jailbreak tool for Apple TV 2G. It creates custom iOS firmware just like PwnageTool.
We can also see an option to inject/install third party apps on Apple TV with Greenpoison and it shows we are one step away when we will be installing Apple TV apps from Cydia.
AppleTV 2G jailbreak has been confirmed by MuscleNerd, a member of iPhone Dev Team, using the SHAtter exploit. We already knew that Apple TV jailbreak is possible but it is the first time that an official confirmation is made by a concerned member of the team.
SHAtter exploit is rocking. iPhone Dev Team has confirmed that SHAtter exploit can be used to cook a custom firmware for new Apple TVs. SHAtter is the same exploit which is being used to develop the new jailbreak tool (the name might be GreenPoison) for iOS 4.1 on iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G and other idevices.
Last night was very exciting for Apple fans. New version of iTunes, upgraded versions of iPod Nano and iPod Touch, iPod Shuffle, and a new Apple TV. In fact Apple gave its users much more than they were expecting. If you missed the live streaming of the event last night, here is the summary for our readers.
1. iOS 4.1:
This new version will be rolled out for certain iDevices models next week. iOS 4.1 fixes the proximity sensor issue and also brings new features like HDR (High Dynamic Range) photos. The much awaited game centre is also introduced in this version. Attn: If you are using a jailbroken iPhone or you rely on carrier unlock, never update your iDevice untill iPhone Dev Team releases a new jailbreaking tool for it.
2. iOS 4.2:
iOS 4.2 will be released in November for iPhone, iPod Touch 4 and even for iPad. It will bring multitasking to iPad. We will also be able to stream music and videos from iTunes to iOS devices with AirPlay ( a new name of AirTunes). A new feature “Wireless Printing” will also be introduced in this version.