new job posting on the Apple website indicates the company is looking for the position of "Cloud Systems Software Engineer." The job, first discovered by Apple Insider, is a full-time job at the company's Cupertino campus.A
Apple says it's looking for an engineer "who has built high-performance, scalable and extensible systems." That engineer will join the team that is building "the future of cloud services at Apple!" That exclamation is from the original posting, which in a nod perhaps to some of the questions raised by our Mike Melanson about what exactly constitutes "the cloud" has now been expunged of all cloudy references, replaced with the word "Web."
Of course, the name change is more likely a response from the super-secretive Apple. Indeed, the listing - in either its original or altered form - gives very little detail about what Apple is up to with "the future of cloud services." Or the future of Web services, as the case may be.
Of course, Apple has offered "cloud services" for quite some time via MobileMe. But there has been much speculation, including a story in The Wall Street Journal, that the company will launch an enhanced version of MobileMe this year that will include cloud storage for photos, music, videos and so on. According to those reports, an updated MobileMe would give users the option to stream their digital content to their iPhones and iPads, eliminating the need for local memory on those devices.
With the recent launch of the Amazon Cloud Drive and its ability to stream music, both Apple and Google are certainly feeling the pressure to make a similar service available.
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