Bluetooth Keyboard Support Coming In Apple TV With iOS 5

Second-generation Apple TV has a hidden bluetooth support, which the company will turn on in the upcoming iOS 5 mobile operating system, a SDK finding revealed.Apple is positioning this bluetooth support mainly for keyboards, but perhaps the bluetooth Apple TV will be able to connect to bluetooth iPads, iPhones, and iPod touches.Users will be able […]

Second-generation Apple TV has a hidden bluetooth support, which the company will turn on in the upcoming iOS 5 mobile operating system, a SDK finding revealed.

Apple is positioning this bluetooth support mainly for keyboards, but perhaps the bluetooth Apple TV will be able to connect to bluetooth iPads, iPhones, and iPod touches.

Users will be able to activate the device's built-in bluetooth support via the standard settings menu. A standard pairing menu will then appear and users will need to connect with a provided passcode.

Additionally, this new bluetooth and wireless keyboard support opens up the door for the next-generation of Apple TV services.

App support was rumored for inclusion in this second generation Apple TV, and perhaps bluetooth accessory and keyboard support is a sign of apps still coming to the television through Apple's device. Additionally, Apple TV could benefit from more built-in apps like the Safari web browser.

Apple is also rumored to launch a faster Apple TV this fall with their dual-core A5 processor and 1080P video playback support.

[Via: Sonny Dickson, 9to5Mac].