Apple to Release TV SDK For Third-Party Apps at WWDC

BY Jason

Published 8 Jun 2012

We’ve heard that Apple will also unveil the operating system for the rumored Apple Television alongside iOS 6 at WWDC Keynote on Monday.

BGR now briefly reports that Apple will indeed be introducing a TV SDK for Apple TV products at WWDC on Monday.

BGR reports:

We have heard from a 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. BGR reported late last month that Apple has plans to demonstrate an all new TV operating system during its WWDC keynote next week. 

It won’t come as a big surprise as Steve Jobs had said that Apple would open an App Store for Apple TV when the time is right. It probably makes sense to release the Apple TV SDK now so that developers have enough time to build apps for Apple Television, which Apple is rumored to launch by the end of the year.

This should also explain the higher number of to-be-announced sessions at the WWDC this year. Apple will probably be using those sessions to show developers how to create beautiful and feature-rich apps for Apple TV, which will ultimately make their way to the television set.

It looks like we’re going to have a cracking WWDC this year.