A new job posting on Apple’s website shows that the company is seeking a software engineering manager to “help deliver the next generation features for Apple TV.” All right, sure, they probably didn’t need that article in there. But still — Apple is clearly trying to put together a team to build up the software on the Apple TV, and it even asks applicants for the job to have experience managing several “high priority projects.” “High priority” isn’t how Apple has described its TV unit in the past, but if they’re assembling a new team for a new era, we can probably expect to see some changes in the future around Apple’s living room device.
A job listing is of course just a job listing — this just means it’s a position that Apple wants to fill at some point in the future, not that Apple’s halfway done with all of the R&D it wants to do. But I think it is fair to say that the Apple TV has a long future in Cupertino, and that we’ll definitely see it move up on the priority scale over there very soon.
Apple seeking engineers for ‘next generation’ Apple TV development originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.