What you need to know
- A new Apple job listing mentions the unannounced homeOS software.
- A job listing earlier this year also mentioned the same software.
A new Apple job posting appears to have once again outed the unannounced homeOS software. The name homeOS first appeared in a similar posting earlier this year — with Apple later removing all mention of it.
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It was thought initially that the first homeOS outing was a mistake, but its appearance a number of months later does suggest that the term is at least one being used internally at Apple. Whether we'll see a product ship with homeOS installed isn't clear — Apple Tvs run tvOS and HomePods run a modified version of iOS, for example. Could that all change with a future homeOS taking over?
All eyes will now be on that job listing to see if homeOS goes missing once again. I sure hope not, there's no doubt that homeOS is the best alternative HomePod software name yet and it definitely fits well with Apple's smarthome initiative and HomeKit tools.
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