A recent job posting on Apple’s website reads
“The Core Platform team within Apple’s Core OS organization is looking for a talented and inspired manager to lead a team focused on bring-up of iPhone OS on new platforms. The team is responsible for low level platform architecture, firmware, core drivers and bring-up of new hardware platforms. The team consists of talented engineers with experience in hardware, firmware, IOKit drivers, security and platform architecture.”
This announcement is exciting and intriguing at the same time. We are not exactly sure what “platform” Apple is referring to here. As TiPb notes, this might be referring to Apple TV; a device that debuted alongside the iPhone but has failed to take off. It is possible that Apple is looking at an integration of platform among the iPhone, Apple TV and other devices including iPod and iPad in order to create Apple households.
This might also be referring to other new devices in the making, though it is unlikely considering that Apple is just out with the iPad.
What do you think Apple is implying here? Tell us your thoughts.[Apple Job Board via TiPb]