It has been less than 24 hours since Apple released iOS 4.1 firmware for the new Apple TV and we’ve already received a flood of interesting information.
iPhone hackers who have got their hands on the new Apple TV firmware are reporting that they’ve discovered references, which indicate that Apple TV might support DVD, Bluetooth and might get FaceTime – Apple video calling feature probably via iPhone 4 using AirPlay.
Cult Of Mac reports:
The current iPhone 4 is actually called iPhone 3,1 in Apple product-speak. But the AppleTV firmware makes reference to new versions 3,2 and 3,3.
As you can see from screenshot of the code snippet, there is references to "iPhone3,2" and "iPhone3,3".
Apple uses these models numbers to distinguish between different hardware models. For example: The original iPhone carries the model number of "iPhone 1,1", while the iPhone 3G is labeled "iPhone 1,2", iPhone 3GS is labeled "iPhone 2,1" and the model number of iPhone 4 is "iPhone 3,1".
These numbers do not change for simple storage increases and instead represent functionally different devices. Based on this, it looks like Apple is working on two new iPhones ("iPhone3,2", "iPhone3,3"). We have heard several rumors of Apple working on a CDMA iPhone, which has been code named N92 that might be coming to Verizon or possibly even Sprint. The third version could be the China version of the iPhone.
And if that is not interesting enough then there also seems to be reference to to a 20547 unknown device.
Cult Of Mac has also published some images of the code references that were found in the new Apple TV firmware, which indicate that Apple TV might support DVD, Bluetooth and also get FaceTime – Apple video calling feature probably via iPhone 4 using the promising Airplay feature.
We don’t want to sound pessimistic but references to Bluetooth and FaceTime is probably left over code from iOS 4.1 for iPhone and iPod Touch.
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[via Cult Of Mac]