Apple Boost 6G Development with New Hires

Apple is looking to hire a large number of engineers to develop the nascent 6G wireless networking technology for future iPhones.

According to a report by

“You will have the unique and rewarding opportunity to create next-generation wireless technology that will have a profound impact on future Apple products,” according to the job posting. ” In this role, you will be at the center of a cutting-edge research group responsible for creating disruptive next-generation radio access technologies for the next decade. ”

Apple is developing its own 5G modems in-house to further reduce its reliance on Qualcomm, so starting 6G development is the natural next step.

Apple launched 5G with the iPhone 12 lineup supporting bands under 6 GHz worldwide and mmWave only in the US Despite this limitation, 5G has caused a super-cycle of demand around the world, especially in China, where the 5G infrastructure is strong.

It is unknown exactly when Apple’s internal modems will be ready, but the next iPhone is a prime target. Apple will likely continue to expand 5G support for more bands around the world as the technology matures.

Similarly, although the core of 6G technologies has been announced, implementation is many years away, perhaps as long as a decade.