Bloomberg has noticed job listings from Apple looking for wireless system engineers to research and develop technology for the sixth-generation of cellular connectivity, better known as what will be ‘6G’.
The job listing has the following description:
“You will have the unique and rewarding opportunity to craft next generation wireless technology that will have deep impact on future Apple products. In this role you will be at the center of a cutting-edge research group responsible for creating next generation disruptive radio access technologies over the next decade.”Source: Bloomberg/Apple
Apple is looking for engineers to work in San Diego and Silicon Valley, where Apple have several high-tech cellular research facilities. Once hired, engineers will “research and design next generation (6G) wireless communication systems for radio access networks” and “participate in industry/academic forums passionate about 6G technology.”
Apple launched four 5G iPhones in October and November of 2020, and while 5G is still not mainstream in most territories, it seems that Apple wants to get started on development of the new 6G modems for future iPhones.