Report: Apple to introduce new Apple TV software at WWDC June 11

The Apple guessing game is now centered on the Worldwide Development Conference (WWDC) June 11-15, especially since it's official that Apple will be presenting the keynote on June 11. That usually means they have something to announce. And no doubt their will be iOS-related news. The latest report, from BGR, is that Apple will be announcing a new version of their Apple TV software. BGR says they've heard that the feature set will be more complete, including the ability to connect accessories to an Apple TV device. One implication is that the Apple remote will be able to control other devices, such that you won't need to mess with various remotes and codes. The report suggests that this new software will also be used on the Apple TV set that is rumored to be forthcoming. 

There has also been some speculation that Apple will open up Apple TV to third-party apps. Which means that developers will need the tools to create those apps. What better venue to introduce these new tools than WWDC? I don't want to start any rumors, but I'm personally hoping that we'll not only see the new software but that Apple will also launch developers' tools for it.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.