toggle

AAPL Stock: 109.41 ( + 2.67 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Apple searches for plastics engineer to work on iPhones, iPads

updated 03:59 pm EDT, Wed August 28, 2013

Hints at changes to external designs

Apple is hunting for a senior materials engineer to work on plastics for the iPhone and iPad, according to a new job listing. The person will be assigned to the iPhone/iPad Materials team, and must have "extensive experience in plastic material properties, part design and fabrication." Although Apple devices have some plastic internal parts, the listing indicates that external aesthetics will be a focus.

The job may be related to Apple's new mid-tier iPhone lineup, beginning with the iPhone 5C. The 5C is Apple's first iPhone since the 3GS to use a plastic back. Apple could conceivably bring plastic backs to future iPads, but the models anticipated this fall are believed to still use aluminum.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lackin ...

toggle

Most Commented