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Apple ‘starting to work on 6G connectivity’

6G could enable viewers to download 140 hours of content in just one second

While 6G isn’t really expected to enter the public consciousness for a good decade or more, Apple is already starting to work on 6G connectivity.

According to Bloomberg, the tech giant is currently advertising for wireless system research engineers that will work on current and next-generation wireless networks.

The listings state successful applicants will “research and design next generation (6G) wireless communication systems” and “participate in industry/academic forums passionate about 6G technology.”

Apple’s rival Samsung set out its 6G vision last year, stating it expects the completion of the 6G standard and its earliest commercialisation date could be as early as 2028, with its roll out to the masses be likely to be around 2030.

While not a great deal is known about 6G, some estimates suggest it could be up to 100 times faster than 5G, with Dr Mahyar Shirvanimoghaddam from the University of Sydney, claiming 6G could deliver speeds of 1TB per second, or 8,000 gigabits per second. Which means viewers could download over 140 hours of content in just one second.