Apple is looking for a few good engineers to spruce up the digital faces of its Apple Watch and maybe add a few new ones in the process.
An engineer hired under the team would be responsible for building new faces for the smartwatch and would also be responsible for developing new complications — small widgets displayed in addition to the time on the watch face, according to the company’s job listing. The Apple Watch, which first went on sale in April 2015, comes with several faces, such as traditional analog designs, timelapses and faces that use a customer’s own photos.
An exclusive watch face is also available in the Hermès model of the Apple Watch. But the options on Apple’s smartwatch are somewhat limited in comparison to the hundreds of third-party custom watch faces available for Android Wear smartwatches such as the Moto 360 and Huawei Watch.
Apple doesn’t allow third-party watch faces on its smartwatch and there's no telling if that will change in the near future. But even with that restriction in place, Apple customers have found some other creative ways to customize their watch, via the photo faces feature.
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Apple is looking for candidates that have over three years of software development experience, coding in programming languages such as Cocoa and Objective-C, among other qualifications.
Apple isn’t expected to debut a new version of the Apple Watch until sometime in the second half of 2016. But in the meantime, it’s expected to debut a set of new Apple Watch bands and new software at an event on March 15. At the same time, Apple is also expected to unveil a new 4-inch iPhone dubbed the “iPhone 5se” and a new iPad Air.