Apple Job Posting Suggests 'Revolutionary' New Mac OS X Feature

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AppleInsider points to a new Apple job listing that appeared on Monday looking for a software engineer to work on a "revolutionary" new Mac OS X feature.
We are looking for a senior software engineer to help us create a revolutionary new feature in the very foundations of Mac OS X. We have something truly revolutionary and really exciting in progress and it is going to require your most creative and focused efforts ever.
While Apple is always very careful to not give away too much information about its product development plans in its job posting and this latest one is sufficiently vague that it is impossible to glean any real details on the new feature from it, the new listing does carry a sense of enthusiasm and intrigue not often found in Apple's job postings.
Are you looking to help create something totally new? Something that has never been done before and will truly amaze everyone? Are you excited by the prospect that what you helped create would be used every day by millions of Apple customers? Then come and work on with the Mac OS X software engineering team to help build a new and revolutionary feature for Mac OS X.
About the only hint of the new feature's focus comes from Apple's qualification preferences seeking engineers experienced in HTTP and related protocols, with suggestions of a large-scale Internet-focused perspective.

Evidence of Apple's work on Mac OS X 10.7 first appeared late last year, with increasing evidence of the OS being used on Apple's campus showing up in web logs beginning in January of this year. Hopes for a developer preview at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference were dashed, however, with the event being primarily focused on the iOS platform amid claims that Apple had diverted resources from the Mac OS X in order to focus on iOS 4 development.

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segfaultdotorg

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Smaller footprint

Just idle speculation... How about a ground-up reengineering to reduce the footprint required by the OS in terms of memory, processing power, and storage? (This is what Microsoft has needed to do to Windows for years, but never got around to...) They could call it OS 10.7 Cub Leopard.
 

ventro

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I am SO glad to hear that Apple has a vision for Mac OS X. I was worried they felt the OS had matured and all the innovation was in iOS devices.
 

3282868

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OS X becomes iOS X

A new multi-touch system, iMacgic :rolleyes:

Comes complete with an "iSplint" for carpal tunnel

 

BBC B 32k

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Gotta be cloud OS. Makes sense - we will all be using dumb terminals with all the work done by Apples new server city in Carolina???

HaHa glad I still have my iMac DV 400. Will finally run Leopard. :D

<edit> I got it wrong. It seems to be for a developer role working on the next generation of battery charger. <end edit>
 

carmenodie

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They are going to reinvent the web people.
That big a** server farm?
HELLO!!!!!!!!!
Goodbye Google! It was a pleasure knowing you.
Oh and while they are at it they'll probably use that server farm to create their own cellular network.
Truly revolutionary!!!!
 

skate71290

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Just idle speculation... How about a ground-up reengineering to reduce the footprint required by the OS in terms of memory, processing power, and storage? (This is what Microsoft has needed to do to Windows for years, but never got around to...) They could call it OS 10.7 Cub Leopard.
if only... so much redundancy and pointlessness in Snow Leopard... Safari, Quicktime and iTunes... fix them!
 

likwidplastik

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I am SO glad to hear that Apple has a vision for Mac OS X. I was worried they felt the OS had matured and all the innovation was in iOS devices.
Agreed.

On another note...
Am I the only one getting tired of the silly buzzwords that Apple keeps throwing around? Magical! Revolutionary!

Just sayin.
 

inlovewithi

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Apple is smart. Over-hype things, make them a big secret and as a result get an insane amount of publicity. Breaking news story on Fox News and CNN, and 6 o’clock and 10 o’clock news.
 

jamesryanbell

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I'm disappointed already. It may be revolutionary, but if it's not magical as well, I'm not interested.

I'll just keep my iPad.
 

jdechko

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We are looking for a senior software engineer to help us create a revolutionary new feature in the very foundations of our product. We have something truly revolutionary and really exciting in progress and it is going to require your most creative and focused efforts ever.
If you replace "Mac OSX" with "our product" it sounds like one of those terrible craigslist job postings.
 

Lesser Evets

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This is fatuous.

As if Apple merely tries to recreate the past and dwell on the same old stuff. Duh. Almost everything they do is new and as such it is in some way "revolutionary" depending on how you look at it.

Sounds like a clever little PR move.
 

cjedj

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Smart. This had got viral marketing written all over it. Fill the position, and simultaneously start the hype early when this inevitably gets picked up by blogs and traditional media. Free advertising. More blatant than when they normally do it, but it'll work a treat.