Last year, in November, Apple and Google reportedly joined the Next G Alliance. The Next G Alliance is a group that looks to advance the next generation of wireless technology (6G). As per some reports, Apple is also planning to start working on 6G on its own.
According to the latest news, a new job posting spotted by Bloomberg shows that Apple is sourcing engineers and talent that will help in the development of next generation 6G cellular technologies.
It must be noted that as of now, 6G technology seems several years away from realization because 5G has not even been fully deployed globally. US companies were caught off guard by their Chinese counterparts in terms of 5G deployment so they are trying to avoid a repeat.
The job posting elaborates that Apple is looking for people who will “research and design next-generation (6G) wireless communication systems for radio access networks” and “participate in industry/academic forums passionate about 6G technology.”
The job posting further states that the candidate will have a unique and rewarding opportunity to craft next-generation wireless technology that will have a deep impact on future Apple products. It stated, “In this role, you will be at the centre of a cutting-edge research group responsible for creating next-generation disruptive radio access technologies over the next decade.”
Some experts believe that 6G cellular technology standards won’t be deployed until around 2030. However, even they consider this as the right time to begin research and development. It seems Apple is looking to move ahead by developing 6G modems and other products that would be used on its smartphones and other gadgets. Apart from Apple and Google, other notable companies already at the forefront of the research and development of 6G include Huawei, LG, and Nokia.