Days before Apple’s WWDC event is slated to kick-off, a job listing posted on May 24, 2021, has surfaced revealing that the Cupertino tech giant could release a new operating system called ‘homeOS.’ As discovered by a developer on Twitter, the Apple Music job ad refers to an unknown homeOS in its listing of Apple’s mobile platforms in the job description for a software engineer.
New job ad suggests Apple could be launching new ‘homeOS’ operating system at WWDC
As spotted by developer JotaEle Díaz, the listing states:
“Are you passionate about Music? The Apple Music team is looking for stellar software engineers to create awesome listening experiences for our over 1 billion active users. Our team enjoys a tremendous impact — we are one of the first applications on every new Apple platform, and our app is often featured in Keynotes and in marketing materials. The experiences you enable are sure to be tweeted and blogged about all over the internet. You’ll get to work with system engineers across Apple, learning the inner-workings of iOS, watchOS, tvOS and homeOS, and optimizing your code for performance in ways only Apple can. Come join our team and make a real difference for music lovers worldwide.”
It is interesting to note that the job listing explicitly refers to homeOS as a mobile platform which means it could be close to iOS and watchOS rather than macOS and tvOS.
With WWDC just a few days away, this job ad could mean that the Cupertino tech giant is planning to release a new homeOS operating system or it could be rebranding its current smart home offerings under a new term. The highly anticipated Worldwide Developers Conference seems like the ideal place to announce this move alongside the unveiling of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS 12.
Last week, Apple posted a job listing that hints at the possibility of the company being interested in cryptocurrency, as it is seeking candidates who have experience with ‘buy now, pay later’ methods of alternative payment. The tech giant is looking to hire a person to join its Apple Wallets, Payments, and Commerce (WPC) team to lead alternative payment partnerships.