Go Back   MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:13 PM   #1
MacRumors
macrumors bot
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Apple Hiring Software Manager and Engineer to Build 'Next Generation Features' for Apple TV




As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple has posted a job listing seeking a new software engineering manager focused on "next generation features for Apple TV".
Quote:
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. [...]

- Lead a team of engineers working on exciting new features and functionality
- Drive releases from initial concept to completion
- Work closely with cross functional teams, representing Apple TV across Apple
- Develop the engineering plan for upcoming projects
- Communicate status to key stakeholders and senior management
The managerial job listing comes roughly a month after the company posted another listing seeking an Apple TV software engineer interested in "delivering first in class home entertainment solutions".

While the listings unsurprisingly do not offer any specific information about Apple's plans for the Apple TV platform and are filled with typical human resources phrases designed to appeal to prospective employees, they do suggest that Apple may be increasing staffing to push forward on a television initiative.

Rumors of an Apple television set and/or a new set-top box with increased functionality have repeatedly surfaced over the years, although the company's efforts have reportedly been slowed by content negotiations. A new report from TechCrunch's MG Siegler indicates, however, that Apple may finally be ready to begin its push later this year with a focus on third-party apps for the Apple TV and future hardware.

Article Link: Apple Hiring Software Manager and Engineer to Build 'Next Generation Features' for Apple TV
MacRumors is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:15 PM   #2
SandboxGeneral
Moderator
 
SandboxGeneral's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: The New World
This "hobby" of theirs is getting more serious all the time. I'm looking forward to seeing what they will do with it. Hopefully they'll bring some apps to the device.
__________________
SandboxGeneral is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:16 PM   #3
iphone495
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
TV with Siri!
iphone495 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:16 PM   #4
Radio
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Central California
Yup.


Radio
Radio is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:17 PM   #5
AppleDeviceUser
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Canada
That would be great, all they need is a camera controller, It would kill things like the Xbox 360 and the Wii
__________________
MBP Retina 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Quad core Intel i7, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1GB Yosemite Unlocked iPhone 5s 64GB Space Grey iPod shuffle 4th gen 2GB silver
AppleDeviceUser is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:17 PM   #6
Radio
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Central California
Quote:
Originally Posted by SandboxGeneral View Post
This "hobby" of theirs is getting more serious all the time. I'm looking forward to seeing what they will do with it. Hopefully they'll bring some apps to the device.
They'll call it beta after hobby.

Who ships beta products?

Apple does with Siri
Radio is offline   4 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:21 PM   #7
Peace
macrumors P6
 
Peace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Space--The ONLY Frontier
Apple is also hiring a boss for this boss to work with the Apple TV and Airport.

This listing has been up since Sept. 2012
Peace is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:23 PM   #8
Sky Blue
Guest
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Quote:
Originally Posted by Radio View Post
Yup.


Radio
No, TV.
Sky Blue is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:27 PM   #9
nickgri
macrumors member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Apple TV

You don't have to be an engineer to see the vision they are missing -hire people who can "think differently". How about the easiest thing that can make billions of just making a "bookmark" function that takes tv ads and sends the viewer either now or later to the website of the ad maker. Is that not what the advertisers want-Us to GO to look at the products? They will pay for every click through. How many times have we watched ads and forgotten about them an hour later? Do this first-make tons of money-send me some- then hire many more people to tweak it. Make a remote control that is easy to use and adds functionality-maybe with Kinect style motions?
nickgri is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:28 PM   #10
Doctor Q
Administrator
 
Doctor Q's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Los Angeles
New developments?

I want my Apple TV to give me turn-by-turn directions, e.g., "Get off sofa, turn right, walk 10 steps, turn left, open refrigerator door, get next beer, close refrigerator door, turn left, 10 steps, turn right, sit back down on sofa."

Better yet, the Apple TV should get the beer for me.
__________________
Hot type is hot! Visit the International Printing Museum in Carson, CA.
Doctor Q is online now   13 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:28 PM   #11
Ironduke
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: England
needs to run apps from the appstore, allow the ipad to be its keyboard and mouse
__________________
iMac 21.5" 4GB Ram, ATI 4670, 500GB HD - 13" Unibody Macbook Collectors Edition 2.4GHz, 4GB Ram, 320GB HD - iPhone 3G
Ironduke is online now   2 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:30 PM   #12
basesloaded190
macrumors 68030
 
basesloaded190's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Send a message via AIM to basesloaded190
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
needs to run apps from the appstore, allow the ipad to be its keyboard and mouse
This can already be done.
__________________
2011 MacBook Pro 15 HR Anti-Glare, Etymotic ER-4p, iPhone 4 32GB
Twitter
basesloaded190 is offline   10 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:39 PM   #13
mic j
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
So, they are just now looking for an "engineer manager" for aTV development? I thought we were going to have product introduction anywhere from next month to late fall! Seems like the product would be introduced long after the project manager is hired.
__________________
17" MBP '09, 2.66 GHz, 8GB RAM; 13" MBP (Retina) '12, 2.5GHz, 8GB RAM; iPad 2, 32GB; iPhone 5s; AE; AppleTV 3; AEBS w 1TB Seagate HDD; 65" Mits DLP, Sony STR-DB1070 AVR
mic j is offline   4 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:45 PM   #14
WiiDSmoker
macrumors 65816
 
WiiDSmoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Hermitage, TN
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doctor Q View Post
I want my Apple TV to give me turn-by-turn directions, e.g., "Get off sofa, turn right, walk 10 steps, turn left, open refrigerator door, get next beer, close refrigerator door, turn left, 10 steps, turn right, sit back down on sofa."

Better yet, the Apple TV should get the beer for me.
Hire this man
WiiDSmoker is offline   8 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:50 PM   #15
HobeSoundDarryl
macrumors 68040
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Hobe Sound, FL (20 miles north of Palm Beach)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doctor Q View Post
I want my Apple TV to give me turn-by-turn directions, e.g., "Get off sofa, turn right, walk 10 steps, turn left, open refrigerator door, get next beer, close refrigerator door, turn left, 10 steps, turn right, sit back down on sofa."

Better yet, the Apple TV should get the beer for me.
But I hear if we wait for the next new model after that one, the TV will actually make the beer.

And the model after that will project a 3D hologram of a bikini model to carry it over and serve it to you.

And with a jailbreak option, that 2nd model gains a bunch of other functionality that might be fun.
HobeSoundDarryl is online now   3 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:55 PM   #16
Rogifan
macrumors G3
 
Rogifan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by mic j View Post
So, they are just now looking for an "engineer manager" for aTV development? I thought we were going to have product introduction anywhere from next month to late fall! Seems like the product would be introduced long after the project manager is hired.
Yep don't think this job posting means anything is/isn't imminent. If Apple is doing something in this space no doubt they've already got a team working on it.
__________________
"When we se something huge and powerful we aspire to make it small and meaningful." Jony Ive 
Rogifan is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:55 PM   #17
dstankus
macrumors member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by iphone495 View Post
TV with Siri!
Really?

"Siri, put on Channel 2"

"I have found 37 channels that contain the number 2. Which would you like?"
dstankus is offline   30 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:56 PM   #18
jtrenthacker
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Better late than never Apple
jtrenthacker is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2013, 02:00 PM   #19
I WAS the one
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: May 2006
Please Apple just add a game store and sell optional controllers for people that doesn't want to use their idevices as controllers... just that and make another billion with it!
__________________
If were a religion... We all were sinners right now.
I WAS the one is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2013, 02:04 PM   #20
String
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
The app store and games are coming.
String is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2013, 02:15 PM   #21
jimbo1mcm
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
I guess they don't think anyone working there is worthy of a promotion
jimbo1mcm is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2013, 02:16 PM   #22
johngordon
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
App store to sell games is surely a no brainer.

Plus, I'm of an age where my wife just rolls her eyes at me if I even joke about getting a console. But part of me would still enjoy a quick blast of some games on the big tv.

So this would be ideal to get that in through the back door!
johngordon is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2013, 02:24 PM   #23
itickings
macrumors 6502a
 
itickings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Just add a decent App Store and i'll be happy. An official Plex client on a non-jailbroken AppleTV would be yummy-yummy...
__________________
Rawr!
itickings is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2013, 02:27 PM   #24
Squilly
macrumors 68020
 
Squilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: PA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doctor Q View Post
I want my Apple TV to give me turn-by-turn directions, e.g., "Get off sofa, turn right, walk 10 steps, turn left, open refrigerator door, get next beer, close refrigerator door, turn left, 10 steps, turn right, sit back down on sofa."

Better yet, the Apple TV should get the beer for me.
Best idea yet! This is innovation!
__________________
iPhone 6 16gb Space Gray Sprint
Squilly is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2013, 02:28 PM   #25
macsrcool1234
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Open up an SDK and App Store and let others build the 'Next generation features.'

HDHomerun Prime + AppleTV ( at $99) = all done.
macsrcool1234 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Apple Hiring Software Engineer for AuthenTec Fingerprint Sensor Team in Florida MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 70 Jun 13, 2013 08:27 AM
Apple Hiring an Engineer to Investigate Advanced Display Technologies, Including Flexible Displays MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 24 Apr 11, 2013 09:02 PM
Apple TV Jailbreak Updated for 5.2 Software, Third-Generation Model and Some Plug-ins Still Unsupported MacRumors iOS Blog Discussion 9 Feb 14, 2013 03:34 AM
Apple TV - 1st generation - update software? Chuchichan Apple TV and Home Theater 0 Nov 4, 2012 08:44 AM
Who would like to see apple build a next generation gaming platform with iOS software cmarsili Console Games 13 Oct 17, 2012 02:33 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:48 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC