The Apple TV may be just a hobby for Apple, and sure enough, it's a major hobby for hackers as well. Over the new year, those very hackers were able to get iOS apps to run in full-screen mode on the Apple TV. Steven Troughton-Smith is no stranger to this realm; he's best known for getting Siri to work on devices other than the iPhone 4S. And now, he's turning his attention to the Apple
TV. The hack isn't available to the masses just yet, but the proof is in the video.
Troughten-Smith told CNET: "Nick had written this amazing window
manager for the iPad that replaced the entire homescreen, allowing you
to run multiple apps side by side, and I realized this could enable iOS
apps on the AppleTV for the first time. We've spent the past 2 days
modifying everything to work really well on the AppleTV screen size,
etc, and getting apps to run."
Plenty of bugs are found, sure, but there's no doubt that this is promising. Have a look at the video below while we all wait for stable (and public) release.