In case anyone still doubted that Apple could introduce a smaller dock connector on the next generation iPhone after seeing the pictures of the possible terminal housing, the Cupertino have posted a job looking for an engineer to oversee the redesign of connector. Job offer suggest that Apple is looking for an engineer to be responsible for for managing multiple connector designs and developments in support of the iPod product lines. In short, you have to identify the best option towards their implementation in future product lines. Following is the full job description.
The Connector Design Engineer will be responsible for managing multiple connector designs and developments in support of the iPod product lines. Cross-functional development and consulting will be a major part of your daily work. As a Lead Engineer you be responsible for identifying appropriate connection technology requirements for new products and follow through with selection and development of suitable interconnect products. This will often involve adaptation of existing connectors or complete new designs. Interfacing with connector suppliers to direct and implement the necessary design changes or creation of completely new designs will also be a major part of your daily work.
Do you like the idea of redesigning the dock connector?