Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) posted a rather unusual vacancy, when it invited applications for iCup Technicians for its Santa Clara Valley Office. The title ‘iCup’ certainly sounds like Apple, but the job description is something unheard of. The ad on the official website read that the Apple iCup services are specifically designed to offer a fresh swilled coffee to all the employees within their department.
“The Apple iCup Services is specially designed to provide a fresh brew coffee to all Apple employees within their department. The iCup staff is also available on call during business of operation,” the posting reads.
Responsibilities related to the post
The applicant should have previous experience in making coffee and some computer knowledge would be an added advantage, as per the posting. The selected candidate will have to serve coffee to the employees and maintain coffee machines, assisting Caffe Mac (the in-house food court) and get on milk delivery routes. The iCup staff would also be available on call during business of operation.
Time was the first magazine to notice the Apple job vacancy on June 28th. The one, who is selected, would be responsible for serving the coffee to the employees as soon as the order is given. Apple is looking for the candidate, who has a prior experience with the coffee machines along with zeal to learn and grow in knowledge.
Is Apple planning something else?
As of now, the vacancy seems like a normal ad posted for filling up the post, and distantly far from any possibility that Apple might be planning for an iCup smart device. Apple has retained the brand name ‘i’ for the job similar to gadgets names like iPhones and iPads, which is sure to allure the applicants and the market watchers.
The iPhone maker is reportedly working hiring highly skilled researchers and experts to enhancing its Siri division and wearable devices. The post of iCup technician, sprung among these postings, so some connection might be thought of, but the description “to provide a fresh brew coffee to all Apple employees,” blows this thought.