Sep
28
2010

iOS 4.1 for Apple TV: New Remote Icon, “Lowtide” App

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Apple released the official iOS 4.1 firmware for the new Apple TV last night, and the Dev-Team decrypted the file using the SHAtter exploit in just a few hours. Thanks to the Dev-Team’s efforts, some users managed to break into the firmware and take a peek at the frameworks, apps and icons inside it.

Here’s what MacTalk’s forum user matthew858 discovered.

First, a new icon for the iPhone and iPad remote app, which follows the new look of the iTunes 10 icon:

Then, the actual app that runs the Apple TV interface seems to be called “Lowtide” and, guess what, it’s not signed and someone managed to run in on an iPod Touch:

Other findings inside iOS 4.1 for Apple TV include MobileStorageMounter references (will it possible to plug an external storage device in the Apple TV?), various DVD support .plist files, FaceTime-related graphics.

Of course, it’s very likely that most of these files are in there as a legacy from previous versions of iOS, and will be removed with software updates in the future.

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