Apple TV Jailbroken

It was only a matter of time, but one of the teams responsible for iPhone jailbreaking has hinted on Twitter that the new Apple TV is jailbreakable.

Apparently there has been some discussion about the Apple TV, with many wondering it runs iOS, and if the version is similar or identical to that of the iPhone and iPad.

The firmware used in the Apple TV is available online from Apple’s public servers, and two members of the iPhone Dev Team have confirmed that the SHAtter exploit is able to decrypt the Apple TV’s firmware keys.

The other big news is that with Apple TV running iOS, the likelihood is that Apple will eventually allow apps to run on the device.

The one thing missing at this point is a natural interface for inputting data to the Apple TV. The device will ship with a remote, similar to the previous version. But with no touchscreen the device cannot be controlled like other iOS apps.

Presumably, the Apple wireless keyboard will be supported, but it remains to be seen if there is some other more intuitive method for interacting with apps.

Written by Toby Leftly

Toby is a Mac nerd, a hardware nerd and a web nerd, rolled into one. You can find him at or on Twitter.

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  • Lukbarnes

    Maybe they might place their new gyroscope function inside the remote or use it as such as a Wii Remote.

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