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Apple asking developers to submit their tvOS apps ahead of Apple TV launch next week

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A couple of hours ago, Apple sent out emails asking registered Apple developers to submit their tvOS apps for the Apple TV, using the GM seeds of tvOS and Xcode 7.1.

Although several thousand developer kits are out in the wild, the App Store app is yet to appear for these users. It may come online over-the-air and just ‘appear’ like Apple TV channels do, or there may be a small software update in the next few days to add the application.

Like with watchOS, Apple is once again warning developers that a small group of people will be able to test out their apps ahead of public Apple TV launch. This is likely referring to review units which Apple has likely already sent out to members of the press. Preorders for the new Apple TV begin Monday.

If you have a cool tvOS app in the offing, please get in touch.

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  1. gkbrown - 7 years ago

    Maybe if they had announced this at WWDC and made dev units available to more developers, there would be more apps ready by now. I didn’t get one of the free dev units, but I would have happily paid for one if it was available.

  2. I wish they’d preview some of these apps…that would get some of the public hyped about it.
    Even if Developers just posted screen shots of the apps as a teaser.

  3. eim23x - 7 years ago

    I agree if they made dev units more available then they be more apps. But no they gave one to iFix it lol


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