Apple Considering Adopting ARM+iPhone OS For More Devices
An Apple job posting asking for a new “Engineering Manager (Platform Bring-Up)” leads us to believe that Apple may be planning to bring the iPhone OS and ARM processor to their other devices. For example, doing so with the Apple TV could save a great deal on cost, and it’s running a scaled-down version of Mac OS anyway. It could even be a replacement for the parts in the Macbook Air. Moving from Mac OS and Intel chips to the less powerful software and hardware would significantly bring prices down, something that could go a long way to help sales of the now $1000 device.
The job description reads:
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.