A new Apple job posting appears to have once again outed the unannounced homeOS software, reads a new report from MacRumors.
The name homeOS first appeared in a similar posting earlier this year — with Apple later removing all mention of it.
In June, the job listing the homeOS reference appeared in was a Senior iOS Engineer role on the Apple Music team. The initial job description read: “You’ll get to work with system engineers across Apple, learning the inner-workings of iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and homeOS…”
The job in question this time is for a senior iOS UI engineer associated with Apple Music. The full summary currently reads:
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.
“As part of its longer-term strategy and future product plans, a “homeOS” operating system would help better unify the company’s offering for the home into a single operating system, but that remains entirely speculative,” explains MacRumors.
With this being the second reference to the unreleased operating system, one can safely assume that it’s indeed something the Cupertino company is working on buthas not yet made public. Alternatively, it could be an internal reference to something that might never reach the public.