Apple (AAPL) has been trying to take more direct control of its device components recently so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the company may be looking to build its own in-house system on a chip (SoC) from the ground up as well. TechCrunch has spotted a new job listing on Apple’s website for an “SoC Modelling Architect / Lead” who will be “at the center of a chip design effort interfacing with all disciplines, with a critical impact on getting functional products to millions of customers quickly.” TechCrunch speculates that the new SoC mentioned in the job posting will be either “A7 or a later successor to the current A6, possibly a completely fresh start in Apple’s mobile chip-design.”