Apple ‘homeOS’ spotted in job listing ahead of WWDC, as Apple’s plans for smart home tech remain unclear

An intriguing reference to a previously unknown Apple software platform name, homeOS, has been spotted in a company job listing. The finding is another data point to join the pile of rumors surrounding Apple’s interest in the smart home. Recent Apple product launches in this arena have been somewhat disappointing, such as the discontinuation of the larger HomePod speaker and the release of a very minor Apple TV 4K update.

The ‘homeOS’ name is stylised to match Apple’s other platform naming, like iOS, tvOS and macOS with a lowercase letter and no space between the prefix and the ‘OS’ suffix. This suggests it will have a customer-facing presence at some point in the future.

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