1 Updates
Is Apple Investigating Solar Powered Mobile Devices?
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Is Apple Investigating Solar Powered Mobile Devices?

Sep 14 2013, 5:22am CDT | by

Apple seeks engineers with solar experience for its mobile devices

A job posting, found on the Jobs at Apple website, states that the company is looking for engineers with the thin film deposition technology experience in either solar or semiconductor processing...

Filed under: rumors

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

31 weeks ago

Is Apple Investigating Solar Powered Mobile Devices?

Sep 14 2013, 5:22am CDT | by

Is Apple Investigating Solar Powered Mobile Devices? Apple is hiring solar engineers

Apple seeks engineers with solar experience for its mobile devices

A job posting, found on the Jobs at Apple website, states that the company is looking for engineers with the thin film deposition technology experience in either solar or semiconductor processing industries.

According to Apple Insider, the key qualification section of the job listing, posted on Thursday, hints that the selected candidate will work on the application side of R&D, instead of the development phase. Apple also mentions that it prefers the candidates with experience associated with vacuum evaporation, sputtering, electroplating as well as other technologies which is generally related to disposing thin-films or circuitry.

Though it is seen that the word “Solar” is mentioned for two times in the job posting, it cannot be necessarily concluded that Apple is trying to build a solar powered iPhone. Many technological companies have histories of hiring engineers with multidisciplinary backgrounds, as the system is intricately related to each other.   

However, a particular qualification found in the listing, which is stated as: “Knowledge of thin-films in the context of RF shielding is highly desirable”, strongly indicates that Apple might be trying to build a new system for its smartphones related to radio interference blocking.       

Apple is relentlessly trying to develop different methods to extend the battery life of different devices. Third party companies have already grabbed a huge market for solar charging products. But if Apple is able to develop a solar panel for its future iPhone or iWatch which has the ability to extend that battery life dramatically, it would be a huge innovation for mobile products. 

 

Don't miss ...

 


Ehsanul Haque Kanan is covering consumer electronics with passion. He is especially an avid follower of all things Apple.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Reports On The Death Of The iPad Are Greatly Exaggerated
Apple’s second quarter results were announced today by CEO Tim Cook (Mark Rogowsky has more coverage here on Forbes). As part of the earnings call, Cook talked about the sales and acceptance of the iPad. Sales are lower...
 
 
Apple Q2 Earnings Live: Surprise! Better EPS, Stock Split, Bigger Dividend As iPhone Soars, iPad Falls
Apple destroyed forecasts with a $45.6B quarter buoyed by strong gross margins. That, along with aggressive share repurchases, allowed the company to blow past earnings expectations and report $11.62 per share, against...
 
 
Apple Splits Stock 7-For-1, Will Splash $130B In Cash On Investors
Talk about burying the lede. Apple announced a 7-for-1 stock split Wednesday, but not until the last sentence of a press release heralding an upsized capital return program to $130 billion and alongside the company’s...
 
 
Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and split its stock for the first time in nine years. The commitment...
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Zynga founder Pincus leaving operations role
NEW YORK (AP) — Online game maker Zynga's founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company's CEO, as the company's sales slide. Zynga...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Courteney Cox sparks engagement rumors
Courteney Cox has sparked rumors she is engaged to Johnny McDaid. The former 'Friends' actress, who started dating the Snow Patrol frontman in September, was spotted wearing a huge diamond ring on her engagement finger...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Reports On The Death Of The iPad Are Greatly Exaggerated
Apple’s second quarter results were announced today by CEO Tim Cook (Mark Rogowsky has more coverage here on Forbes). As part of the earnings call, Cook talked about the sales and acceptance of the iPad. Sales are lower...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient And Sustainable Homes Around The Globe
Recently, I interviewed Sheri Koones, author of the new book titled Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes Around the Globe, which features sophisticated examples of eco-friendly home design in...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Note to Airlines: Start Talking to Your Customers
When it comes to air travel, there’s certainly no shortage of bad customer stories. A report released last week by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund pored through five years of airline passenger complaints to the Department...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Apple Splits Stock 7-For-1, Will Splash $130B In Cash On Investors
Talk about burying the lede. Apple announced a 7-for-1 stock split Wednesday, but not until the last sentence of a press release heralding an upsized capital return program to $130 billion and alongside the company’s...
Read more on Business Balla
 
John Baker's Desire2Learn Is Leading Education Transformation
A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape:  John Baker, Founder and CEO, Desire2Learn… Desire2Learn (D2L) is transforming education through technology.  The Waterloo,...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Fitness For Duty: Exercise Can Make You A Better Leader
Okay. Even with a few late snows, spring is officially here. Birds are chirping. Trees and flowers are blossoming, The weather’s warming up. We’re running out of excuses for not beginning some sort of regimen to trim...
Read more on Business Balla
 
One League's Strategy To Keep Youth Sports Fun: Let Kids Play In Costumes
The Arkansas United Soccer Club has come upon, I think, what is a great idea for any youth sports organization preaching that it wants kids to have fun: putting on games in which its players dress in costume, rather...
Read more on Business Balla
 
New Research Reveals How Africa Tweets
Twitter activity in Africa during the last quarter of 2013 peaked on the day of Nelson Mandela’s death, according to How Africa Tweets, a new study analyzing Twitter activity on the continent. In an interview with Allan...
Read more on Business Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla