According to a recent job posting, the Cupertino based company is looking for a engineer to lead a group of software engineers in order to bring iPhone OS to new devices and platforms. The job description is as follows.
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 position requires a very technical and hands-on leader, experience in working closely with hardware team and a deep understanding of bare metal software. You must be a highly self-motivated individual who seeks to create a dynamic and creative team environment in which old problems are solved in new and innovative ways.
This may sound great to some but I highly doubt this “the new platforms bit” is ever going to happen given the way Apple and their eco-system works. If OS X isn’t allowed to run on any computer other than a Mac, then why would they allow iPhone OS? However what we may get to see is iPhone OS coming to more Apple-made devices like iPod touch and iPad. Thoughts? [via Mashable and Computerworld]