In line with Guruman’s report, the listings stated for positions at Apple’s offices in Silicon Valley and San Diego, where Apple works on wireless technology development and chip design.
“According to the job announcement, 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.”
Individuals hired for the positions will have to “research and design next generation (6G) wireless communication systems for radio access networks” and “participate in industry/academic forums passionate about 6G technology.”
The company only adopted 5G connectivity in its iPhones previous year, and 6G isn’t expected to roll out until around 2030, but the job listings clearly shows that Apple isn’t ready to be at the waiting side and thus the company is eager to get involved at the earliest stages in the development of the new technology.
In the previous year, Apple joined the Next G Alliance, an industry group set up by the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) that intends to “Promote North American mobile technology leadership in 6G and beyond over the coming decade, while building on the long-term evolution of 5G.”
Meanwhile, Next G Alliance held its first meeting for members in November to set the initiative’s overarching plans and method. Also the other members of the group include Charter, Cisco, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Keysight Technologies, LG, Mavenir, MITRE, and VMware.
In September, AT&T stated that the company already has engineers researching on next-generation 6G networking. In an analyic report, it says that the 6G technology could enable speeds more than 100 times faster than 5G, yet again, the technology isn’t expected to arrive for several years from now.
Meanwhile, the flow keeps a trend of Apple preferring to increase in-house hardware for its devices, rather than relying on third parties. In 2019, Apple and Qualcomm settled a criminal warfare and reached a multiyear chipset delivery agreement that paved the way for Apple to apply Qualcomm’s 5G modems in iPhone 12 fashions.
Beyond that, a court document from the agreement found out that Apple will probably use the the Snapdragon X60 modem for 2021 iPhones, followed with the aid of the world’s first 10 Gigabit 5G modem, the Snapdragon X65, in 2022 iPhones.
The Snapdragon X65 will be the closing Qualcomm modem utilized in iPhones, however, as Barclays analysts and a couple of different sources have forecasted that Apple will switch to its personal in-house 5G modem for iPhones by way of 2023.