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Future Macs Will Have Longer Battery Life

From time to time, Apple's job listing page hints to the company's new and secretive projects. This time, Apple Insider found some very important clues, with news that the Cupertino headquarters are looking (opens in new tab) for a "Senior DC-DC Power System Design Engineer" to join the team.

The job description defines the position as "an excellent opportunity to work on the forefront of new power management technologies."

Apple further details that "the position primarily involves advance DC-DC power design and development for Apple's next generation Macintosh platforms spanning from notebook computers, desktop computers, servers and standalone displays."

The new employee will bring his (or her) contribution to a team that is already developing innovative concept and design solutions. The newest member of the Apple workforce will have to get involved in 11 areas of the development process.

These include participating in the core architecture investigation, providing DC-DC concept design simulations, calculations and analytical models, and providing prototypes test and validation results.

One of the key elements of their new responsibilities will be focused on power performance optimisation, and mainly power density, cost, reduced carbon footprint, and scalability. The job listings mentions "new power architecture" with reference to the new Mac range.

Source: AppleInsider (opens in new tab)

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