Apple was one of the last companies to adopt 5G technology in the smartphone market. One of the reasons is certainly the fact that 5G networks are not yet sufficiently developed worldwide to offer a great benefit to users, but also the company’s dispute with Qualcomm, which was only resolved in 2019, contributed. However, it seems that Apple plans not to miss the 6G train, already preparing the ground. The company has published a job advertisement for engineers to help develop the 6G standard and related technologies.
Apple has missed the start for 5G, but is preparing in advance for 6G
Currently, Apple has only 4 5G phones on the market, all launched less than six months ago. In fact, 5G technology is barely preparing to reach some maturity, along with second-generation modems and devices. However, both Apple and Huawei and other companies in the industry are beginning to prepare for the future. No one still knows what 6G technology will be and we probably won’t know in the next few years.
However, the entire industry contributes to such technologies, and Apple does not want to lag behind in the future, so it is preparing from now on. Apple is looking for engineers for its research division in next-generation connectivity standards, and the job description pretty much explains what they will do for the next few years:
“You will work to define concepts at the system level, propose and research innovative ideas and algorithms, perform complex system simulations, quickly establish platforms to help you demonstrate your ideas and develop RAN protocols for the next generation of cellular systems. (6G). ”
It has long been rumored that Apple is working on the development of its own 5G modem, the company taking over the old team that develops such technologies for Intel. Thus, it is not uncommon for Apple to prepare in advance the 6G technologies it will need in probably 10 years, when 6G technology could be launched.
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