Is Apple looking at creating a solar-powered mobile device?

On September 16, 2013


It is no secret that Apple has long been looking at ways to make their products more sustainable, and the latest job postings found on the Apple website seems to further indicate Apple’s push for cleaner technology. The posting is looking for a candidate who has experience with thin film deposition technology in either semiconductor processing or solar industries.

What’s interesting about the posting is that Apple currently has several patents regarding solar-powered devices, most of these patents involve products such as the iPhone and iPod. While it will probably be a while before we see solar power replacing normal power, it does make one wonder if Apple is perhaps working on implementing solar power into a smaller device, such as hmm lets say the iWatch. Especially since the Apple smart watch patent, initially uncovered by AppleInsider in February, specifically mentions such a use.

Here is the full Job Posting: