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Apple TV hacked to run iOS apps

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The latest Apple TV, which was released September 2010, shares much of the same hardware as the iPad and iPhone, with an A4 processor and what is believed to be a version of the iOS. So it was only a matter of time until some bright spark managed to hack it to run iOS apps. Check the video below:



The hack requires your Apple TV to be jailbroken and then have MobileX applied, which is still in early development.


iOS apps scale up to fill the Apple TV's native 720p resolution, although not all apps scale elegantly.


As you can see in the video, it's not entirely clear how the same apps that work well on a touchscreen can be controlled elegantly on the TV when you can't touch it - possibly a Magic Trackpad is the answer.


It'll be very interesting to see what Apple comes up with later this year or next for its own Apple-branded integrated television sets, and to see if the App Store does make its way to TVs, but until then this appears to be a rough glimpse of what may be the future for Apple TV.


Let us know what you think the Apple TV should be in the comments below!


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I actually would like to run my apps from my mac as well. I do not see why apple does not offer an emulator for this. It is very useful for making instruction videos and also some apps you would like to run on your computer as well. So this is a step in the right direction. Best would be if we could emulate iPhone and iPad on our computers.

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