Along with the recent job listing with hints that Apple might bring USB 3.0 support to iOS devices, there’s a second notable job listing that Apple posted today that relates to the future of Apple TV.
We’ve heard a lot of rumors lately that Apple wants to beef up the Apple TV and possibly add more apps and a developer SDK. The creator of the Xbox even thinks Apple can squash Microsoft’s console if it wants to. Pointing to Apple’s big plans for Apple TV, the new job listing is looking for a new engineering manager to help oversee the next-generation Apple TV.
The listing appeared on Apple’s website on Thursday, and is looking for someone who can help work on cross functional teams, representing Apple TV across Apple. If Apple’s letting this person work with multiple teams, it’s probably an important position for a big update.
“The Apple TV team is looking for an experienced engineering manager to help deliver the next generation features for Apple TV. Bring your creative energy and engineering discipline, and help us bring the Apple experience to the Living Room.”
Even though Tim Cook has insisted that the Apple TV is still just a hobby, he has also expressed that Apple is extremely interested in the TV space. We’re sure we’ll see a big update to the Apple TV at some point this year, but with job postings like this showing that Apple is still working on it, we doubt anything will come out in March or April.
Thanks: Ralph W!