Yes, we knew you were expecting this. So, we’ll just going to come out and tell you.
The bad news is that the submitter of the USB patch no longer has time to work on it. We do understand since he actually has more exciting projects to work on (like iPhone hacking and stuff). Good luck, by the way.
Now comes the good news part. We know that it was no small feat working on such a patch. So we’re working on awarding the submitter anyway. With that, we are also working with him on releasing the code to the public (yes, that’s you!) so that more work can be done on it. Then, we can finally hook up that 1TB drive to our Apple TV.Â Not to mention the possibility of hooking other USB devices to it like a DVD, Blu-ray or HD-DVD drive.Â Sweet!
By this time, we assume that some of you are already using your iPhone as an iPod without activating it using DVD Jon’s hack.
Wait, it gets better. The folks over at iPhone Dev Wiki has released an application called “iPhoneInterface” that allows you do things like browse the file system, manipulate iPhone state, start/stop services, etc.
So, maybe this might be just the start for getting the iPhone to talk to the Apple TV. As our readers suggested, it will be way cool to stream media from the iPhone directly to Apple TV and vice versa. Imagine being able to share your family photos on your iPhone on a big 52″ LCD screen or maybe watching an episode of Lost stored on your Apple TV on your iPhone while you’re in the bathroom.
Hmm, maybe time for another bounty…
Were you one of the those waiting in the iLine to spend your iMoney on the iPhone? How do you like it? Tell us, is it worth $500 – $600 + 2-year contract? And why is it that people are paying so much for it on Ebay when they can still get one from the Apple Store and Cingular Store?
On a different note, somebody suggested a hack that would allow the Apple TV to play the media on the iPhone when they’re connected and vice versa. Would that be of interest to anyone?
Apple did file a patent for a device that can be used to control other media devices and computers. We think the patent is for the iPhone to be used as a remote controller for the Apple TV.
We got one entry so far as you are WELL aware. The entry sent in works in some aspects and does not in some others. We are still working with the patch submitter to get the bugs out. We can tell you this much: it is able to detect our 300gb usb drive with no problem. We are going down to Costco to pick up a 1tb western digital drive as soon as the patch works.
In the mean time, we are still looking for more entries. So if you think you’re up for the challenge, bring it on.
And please no more bashing. Play nice now. We want this patch to work as much as you do.
iTunes 7.3 is now available for download. Curiously enough, the new features are mainly for a little-known device called the iPhone (never heard of it). The new iTunes also lets you share photos from your computer wirelessly with Apple TV.
We haven’t tried the photo sharing feature out yet. Let us know how you like it.
We know that all of you are waiting impatiently for the result.Â Rest assured that we are working hard on this.
The entry is being veified by indepedent testers at the moment.Â We would like to be as thorough as possible.Â When they are finished with the verification, we will upate you on it.
Thank you for your patience.
We are still working with the submitter to work out some problems we encountered while testing the patch. Thanks again for you patience.