Apple has referenced homeOS in a new job advertisement.
The company could be set to announce a new operating system that would join tvOS, macOS, watchOS, iPadOS and iOS at this year’s WWDC, which takes place next week. The company has been working hard to up its presence in the smart home sector, and with a new cheaper HomePod mini launched last year to replace the more expensive original HomePod, homeOS could mark a new chapter for the Cupertino company.
In a new job listing for Senior iOS Engineer in Apple Music, the description reads: “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. The Apple Music Frameworks team owns the technology stack that enables the system-integrated Apple Music experience on all of our mobile platforms: iOS, watchOS, and homeOS.”
Since the job listing went live and the homeOS reference was featured by journalists such as MacRumors, Apple has replaced the text with references to HomePod instead, suggesting homeOS is set to be announced soon.
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