One of the surprises that we did not expect from the ‘Wonderlust’ event was that, in addition to the presentation of the iPhone 15, it was confirmed the arrival of emergency communications via satellite in Spain. It is something that will happen before the end of the month, and that will be available to all those who have one of these new iPhone 15 or an iPhone 14.
And as if this couldn’t be a coincidence, Apple has launched some job postings looking for telecommunications experts of various types. paint what They want to find those responsible for maintaining and improving this service so that they can work from Madrid.
Communications and sensors, important points of the Spanish engineers who join Apple
One of these offers is literally looking for an engineer who is an expert in satellite communications, to work in Apple’s Madrid offices full time. In addition to require “deep” knowledge in satellite communicationsexperience programming Python and using Git is also required.
Apple is also looking for an expert in field testing for wireless communications, including mobile data via 3G, 4G or 5G. The candidate needs to know how to use iPhone and Android mobile phones, and even have worked with the communications of a US operator such as AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile.
Finally we have a third job offer for work on sensors of Apple devicesespecially those that detect user behavior on both the iPhone and the Vision Pro. Part of these sensors also work with the alignment of the phone to face it towards a satellite, so part of the candidate’s tasks could also benefit the service of satellite communications.
Although nothing has been indicated about satellite communications until now, we have been seeing jobs related to telecommunications appear from time to time at Apple Spain for several months. Possible signs of what we have ended up discovering: that compatible iPhones will enjoy emergency satellite communications in a very few days.
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