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Apple Planning to Boost the Graphics of its Next-Gen Processors

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A new rumor has surfaced that Apple is planning on boosting the graphics of its upcoming line of processors. The speculations about the enhancement of the next Apple GPU came about when the company started posting new jobs for its manufacturing plant in Orlando and its Cupertino office.

In a job posting in the Apple website, the company is looking for a person to fill up its vacant Site Manager position which will head the Apple GPU developers in Orlando and Cupertino. The job posting is searching for an individual who has a vast experience in the field of managing and hiring personnel. The qualifications also include skills in mentoring, intellectual property development and more.

Last month, MacRumors revealed the other open positions for the Apple GPU development. Among them are specialists in design verification, model engineer, design manager, interns for graphics development, GPU drivers engineer, logic design engineer, 3D graphics micro-architect and more.

AMD Employees Considered

Among the people that Apple is eyeing are the laid off employees of AMD. It should be remembered that last year, AMD let go of a number of its employees due to corporate reorganization. Then, additional firings were done in January this year.

AuthenTec Fingerprint Sensor Development Team

Apple has also opened various positions for its new fingerprint sensor technology as well which was acquired just recently from AuthenTec for $356 million. According to Mac Rumors, the development site is in the Design Center of the company located in Melbourne, Florida. Apparently, the hiring is for a software engineer who will man the “LabTool” software and perform other functions related to the technology being developed.

A Brighter Future for Apple

Looking at the job postings of Apple, it is very obvious that the company is planning to push further its graphics processing units. Thus, expect fresh additions in the features of the upcoming iPads and iPhones late this year or early next year.

Sources: Apple, MacRumors and Apple Insider