“Apple is a silicon powerhouse,” Ashraf Eassa reports for Seeking Alpha. “In addition to being one of the finest software/OS development houses on the planet today, it is also a vendor of some of the finest low power, high performance mobile CPUs/SoCs today.”

“Judging from recent job postings, Apple is also hell-bent on developing its own graphics processors (Apple’s A-series GPUs have been licensed from Imagination Tech,” Eassa reports. “However, the company’s next big, bold move seems to have been telegraphed in a set of job postings on its websites.”

“A look at Apple’s jobs page shows that the company is hiring RF engineers in droves,” Eassa reports. “While most of the listings don’t specify exactly what type of wireless technologies Apple is looking to develop, it is very likely that with the alleged acquisition of Texas Instruments’ former wireless connectivity business, coupled with this seemingly very aggressive hiring in RF, it is looking to do its own Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity products… Does the Apple A8 or A9 end up with integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS?”

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