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What you need to know

  • Apple has teased the next generation of computing platforms with a new job listing.
  • The company is looking to hire AR/VR Framework engineers.
  • The role will involve "researching and developing an entirely new application paradigm."

A new Apple job listing seeking an AR/VR Frameworks engineer has tested an "entirely new application paradigm" coming to the company as it works on the next generation of computing.

As shared by Hayden Lee, an Apple AR/VR Software Engineering Manager, Apple is currently looking for AR/VR framework engineers.

The job posting states:

Apple's Technology Development Group is seeking a Software Engineer to help architect and implement networking frameworks and APIs for our next-generation interactive computing platforms. This engineer will enhance the capabilities and performance of AR/VR systems through the development of distributed systems, and a broad range of applications, including machine learning, computer vision, and multimedia processing. As a member of our creative organization, you will have a uniquely rewarding opportunity to craft future products that will delight and inspire millions of people every single day.

More excitingly, the role description states the applicant will "be researching and developing an entirely new application paradigm - a challenge that will demand rapid experimentation and prototyping without sacrificing code quality or attention to detail." As Lee describes it, the role would "make a big impact on the next generation of computing platforms". It is known Apple is working on a mixed reality headset, with a report today stating that Apple will release a second version of the device in 2024 that is lighter and has a better battery. The first iteration is reportedly set for mass production at the end of next year.