After seemingly being ignored for nearly two years, the Apple TV is rumored to finally be updated by March this year, with a â€śrevamped OSâ€ť thatâ€™ll be able to run its own apps and games rather than relying on iPhones and iPads via AirPlay.
Though Apple TV’s sales have been picking up, Apple hasn’t yet released an SDK for the platform to open it to third party developers. Instead, developers have been using the iOS SDK to pair devices with the Apple TV using AirPlay, the most notable example being Real Racing.
Shortly after rumors of an Apple TV media event in March were debunked,Â TechCrunchÂ contributor MG Siegler, based on his own sources, claims that Apple’s lining up something TV related for this fall. While he doesn’t have any specifics as to whether this would be about Apple’s long rumored full-fledged television or an SDK, he believes that third party apps would be a vital part of the equation.