While Google and Microsoft both offer their own search engines, Apple’s entry into this particular area hasn’t found much footing within the Rumor Mill.That has recently changed, though, as speculation regarding Apple creating its own, full-fledged search engine has recently cropped up due to a recent job listing made by the Cupertino-based company. As originally noted by CultofMac, a new listing published by Apple on its Jobs page outlines the search for an “Engineering Project Manager” for “Apple Search.” As a result, reports have surfaced that Apple could be working on its own search engine that would work for both OS X and iOS.
The role is one located in San Francisco, and is highlighted with phrases that describe the potential project manager as “technical, drive and creative.” The role would also mean that the individual could “manage back end operations projects for a search platform supporting hundreds of millions of users.” Apple’s own job listing indicates it was originally published on February 2, 2015, while some other reports indicate it could have been posted as far back as November, 2014.
While a full-fledged search engine from Apple would be an interesting endeavor for the company, Apple already has a search platform in that of Spotlight, which is available on both iOS and OS X already. It would seem far more likely that Apple is looking to gain individuals for this platform, and to make it even better moving forward, rather than trying to launch a brand new search engine altogether.
Either that, or Apple will have even more exciting announcements for new products coming down the line. Would you use an Apple search engine?