In a quick and brief report, BGR claims that Apple will make use of their upcoming World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) to announce a new software development kit (SDK) for the Apple TV platform. It’s said that the SDK would empower third-party developers to create, and hopefully distribute, software for the Apple TV.
We have heard from a trusted source that Apple will be introducing a TV SDK at WWDC next week. This would enable third-party developers to create software for Apple’s TV products.
Unfortunately, further details are scarce and the report revealed only the above information. However, as indicated by MacRumors, when the revised second-generation Apple TV was revealed in September of 2010, Steve Jobs commented that they could open the Apple TV to some form of App Store “when the time is right”.
Apple may consider this to be the opportune time to build up a vast array of app tiles ahead of the company’s rumored plans to revolutionize the home entertainment industry with an all-in-one television set.
If the reports are accurate, we’ll find out soon enough during next week’s WWDC event with a keynote presentation scheduled for Monday, June 11th.