Or, so Boy Genius Report claims.
Noting it has received what it believes is reliable information from a “trusted source,” the site states that Apple will show off the operating system to run on its rumored television set, during this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference.
According to the report, the OS is “much more feature-complete than the current OS that runs on the Apple TV,” and is apparently “the [OS] that Apple’s upcoming HDTV will run.”
BGR continues, adding:
We’ve heard Apple is actively trying to court manufacturers to use a new “control out” API in order for third-party manufacturers to make accessories that are compatible with the new Apple TV OS and the upcoming “iTV.” It’s said that by using the API, it will be possible to control any connected components all from the Apple remote (and the Apple remote iOS app as well, we’re assuming).
While it is expected the company will unveil the OS it may have been working on for years in regards to its television offering, BGR notes that Apple’s television set itself is not expected to make its public debut at the event. Instead adding that the set will likely launch later this year.
Shortly after the introduction of the new Apple TV in March, you may remember that a report broke which claimed former Apple TV user interface designer, Michael Margolis, had seen Jobs previously make comments about the UI which now comes as standard on the set-top box device, citing that Jobs ‘threw away’ the design he considered it that bad.
On Twitter, Margolis wrote:
Fun fact – those new designs were tossed out 5 years ago because SJ didn’t like them.
He added that, he believes, the designs were okay’ed after Jobs death, because:
“There is nobody to say ‘no’ to bad design.”
Perhaps Apple is about to pull the wraps off the UI Jobs approved of?
BGR’s bold claims follow the site earlier this week publishing a screenshot of what it claimed was the completely revamped, 3D-capable mapping solution, that we can probably expect to see with the public release of iOS 6, in the coming months.
WWDC12 will take place between June 11-15. As always, RazorianFly will be on hand to bring you the latest from the event, as well as any announcements Apple may issue during the annual keynote.