Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is currently seeking engineers from Taiwan. The tech giant posted various positions including senior packaging engineer, senior software instrumentation engineer, reliability engineering manager, sensing system hardware engineer, and senior AC-DC design engineer. This report correlates with the rumored research and design center that’s been rumored to open up in Taiwan.

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Digitimes was the first to report this. They added, “Apple has recently started hiring engineers in Taiwan and has posted positions such as senior packaging engineer, reliability engineering manager, senior software instrumentation engineer, senior AC-DC design engineer and sensing system hardware engineer on its website. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is reportedly planning to establish an R&D team in Taiwan to develop products such as iPhone and has already attracted the attention of many IT engineers in Taiwan. Some market watchers even speculate that Apple may also establish a maintenance center for after-sales services.”

Apple happy with Taiwan’s quality and price

The reason Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) likes to hire engineers from Taiwan is because of the nation’s quality engineers and lower labor costs. It also helps that the iPhone maker is in cooperation with the country’s ODM, and component makers are supposed to be on the increase.

The iPhone maker has been receiving a lot of flack lately over its supposed lack of creativity. Fans were disappointed with the iPhone 5 as they were hoping for a more revolutionary device. Current reports indicate Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will release the iPhone 5S next month but it’s obvious that it will be only a minor upgrade. The iPhone 6, which likely won’t debut until next year, is expected to be a more impressive model.

Despite the negative reports involving the upcoming Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) smartphone, there is still a little hope the next phone will bring something special to the game. A recent report from Forbes predicts the next iPhone will help solve Apple’s problem with China Mobile. It looks like the future may be a bit brighter for the tech leader.