5G is still far from democratizing, but technology companies are already awaiting the next great leap that the internet will experience in the coming years. That is the case of Apple. The apple firm, which launched its first devices compatible with fifth-generation networks only a few months ago, is already looking for professionals who are able to help them make the leap to 6G.
According to ‘Bloomberg’, the company has published job announcements this week in search of wireless systems research engineers for current and next-generation networks. The listings are specifically for positions at Apple’s Silicon Valley and San Diego offices, where the company works on wireless technology development and chip design.
“You will have the unique and rewarding opportunity to create next-generation wireless technology that will have a profound impact on future Apple products,” the job posting noted. “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,” they also state.
Apple isn’t the first tech company to show an interest in 6G. Last 2019, Samsung and LG, both South Koreans, announced that they had begun studying the future network, which is expected to be 50 times faster than 5G. And it is that the Asian country is one of those that are betting with more force for the development of this technology.
The South Korean government, led by Prime Minister Chung Se-kyunm, has designed a strategy that seeks to promote future mobile telecommunications. At a meeting held on August 6, they agreed to preventively develop next-generation technologies. To work on the development of 6G, South Korea has scheduled an investment of 143 million euros (200,000 million won, the country’s official currency) starting in 2021. The goal is to launch a pilot of this network between 2028 and 2030 .
Be that as it may, Apple has a lot of work ahead of it. For the moment, 5G is only compatible with your iPhone 12 ‘smartphones’. It has not yet reached its iPad or its smart watches, the Apple Watch.