Apple Could be Developing ‘homeOS’ for Smart Home Devices [Update]

Ali Salman

Apple will take center stage on June 7 to announce a boatload of software updates for its devices. Ahead of the event, a new job listing from the company was spotted to feature a mention of 'homeOS'. It would not be wrong to presume that Apple might be working on a new platform for smart home devices. Apple could connect its current devices with the new OS for enhanced utility. Scroll down to see more details.

Apple Could Unveil 'homeOS' at WWDC Next Week For Smart Home Devices

If Apple is looking to announce 'homeOS' the WWDC event next week would be the perfect stage for it. Apple announced iPadOS 13 in 2019 which became a dedicated platform for the iPad. Henceforth, a dedicated OS for smart home devices would give Apple streamlined control over its devices. In addition to this, Apple's step into the smart home section would be a move in the right direction. The job listing was spotted by iOS developer Javier Lacort.

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Apple is also rumored to be working on new devices with a smart display and built-in speakers. Moreover, we also heard that Apple is also working on a HomePod with iPad integration through a robotic arm. If Apple does go ahead with its plans, a dedicated homeOS platform would make much more sense. Take note that the job listing is not directly related to homeOS. In fact, the listing is from the Apple Music team which inadvertently includes the mention.

We hope Apple announces the new homeOS platform next week at its WWDC event. Share your views with us in the comments.

Update: Apple has removed the 'homeOS' mention from its job listing and replaced it with HomePod and tvOS.

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