Video, Windows Compatibility on Tap for iPod? [Updated]

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Date: Monday, December 3rd, 2001, 12:14
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Updated 04 December after the job postings were changed.

Apple had posted several interesting job postings for their iPod division, then suddenly changed the descriptions to be much more generic. The former descriptions are an interesting insight into what the future may hold for iPod.


Updated 04 December after the job postings were changed.

Apple had posted several interesting job postings for their iPod division, then suddenly changed the descriptions to be much more generic. The former descriptions are an interesting insight into what the future may hold for iPod:

US-CA-Cupertino-Sr. Firmware Engineer w/ multimedia exp
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The iPod SW team is looking for exceptional engineers to create tomorrow’s new and exciting portable Apple consumer electronics! Duties include design and integration of components in an embedded RTOS environment. Expertise in power management, MP3/MPEG4 Audio and Video is highly desired. Solid Assembly and C coding ability and fundamental knowledge of low level firmware and system level software is a most. Experience with Firewire, Codecs, ASIC’s, JTAG debugging, Embedded RTOS, File Systems, Power Management, LCDs, and Flash programming desired. Ability to read schematics, and use an oscilloscope and logic analyzer also needed. Requires a BS in electrical or computer engineering and/or relevant work experience.

US-CA-Cupertino-Sr. Software Applications Engineer
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This position will be writing applications for the iPod product. Must have experience with PC’s and Mac’s. As a key contributor to this project you must have a passion for developing tight code and have proven experience shipping high quality products. For this position you must be able to take a systems approach to designing and solving problems and have 5 years of programming experience. C and assembly required. Requires a BSCS or equivalent. Knowledge of embedded firmware, file systems, communications protocols, plug-ins and various APIs needed.

Hmmm… Interesting. What are your suggestions for future iPod features? Post your thoughts in our iPod Message Board and for gosh sakes, get those resumes in to Apple!

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