Apple is looking to Hire Engineers to begin work on Developing 6G Wireless Communication Systems for Radio Access Networks
With Apple's 5G iPhone 12 flying off the shelf worldwide, Apple Inc. has now starting to work on on sixth-generation cellular connectivity, or 6G, indicating it wants to be a leader in the technology rather than relying on other companies (meaning Qualcomm). Back in November 2020 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple has Joined the ATIS 'Next G Alliance' that is set to Advance North American Mobile Technology Leadership in 6G and beyond."
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Now we're learning that earlier this week Apple began posting job ads seeking wireless system research engineers for current and next-generation networks. The listings are for positions at Apple’s offices in Silicon Valley and San Diego, where the company works on wireless technology development and chip design.
“You will have the unique and rewarding opportunity to craft next generation wireless technology that will have deep impact on future Apple products,“ according to the job announcement. "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."
More specifically, people hired for the positions will "research and design next generation (6G) wireless communication systems for radio access networks" and "participate in industry/academic forums passionate about 6G technology."
Industry watchers don’t expect 6G to roll out until about 2030, but the job listings indicate Apple wants to be involved at the earliest stages in the development of the new technology. For more on this, read the full Bloomberg report.