updated 03:30 pm EDT, Mon September 14, 2009
Could be aimed at support Apple TV functions
It is believed that TuneKit may be designed with the Apple TV in mind, since it produces results similar to DVD and Blu-ray extras, while being easier to develop for. TuneKit is also designed around a 1280x720 resolution, which makes it suitable for output on HDTVs and desktop computers, but not a 13-inch MacBook. More importantly iTunes 9 carries two unusual new HTML metatags, "hdtv-fullscreen and "hdtv-cursor-off." TuneKit can only so far be run on a Mac or PC.
The discovery comes as Apple has made the first change to the Apple TV in some time, discarding the 40GB model and lowering the 160GB version's price to $229. The company could be looking to clear stock in front of a major update, considered overdue by some analysts. Some features could include 1080p output, and larger storage capacities.