A new Apple job listing mentions “homeOS,” which is an otherwise never mentioned Apple operating system. The new listing comes a week before Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicks off.
Spotted by developer Javier Lacort (shared by MacRumors), the Apple job listing is for a Senior iOS Engineer in Apple Music. The listing mentions “homeOS” on two occasions, as well as Apple’s other operating systems including iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.
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.
The “homeOS” operating system could simply be a rebranding of Apple’s current smart home software, much like OS X was rebranded to macOS many years ago, or it could be an entirely new OS. Oddly enough, homeOS is mentioned in the job listing as being a “mobile platform.”
Apple’s new homeOS operating system could be unveiled as soon as next week, during the company’s WWDC keynote address, where it traditionally unveils its new and updated operating systems each year.