Apple could be working on a television set, it has been claimed, and is looking for engineers to work on the power-supply technology the sets would use.

9To5Mac points to the distinction made between "standalone displays" and "TV" in the job listing as evidence that Apple could be working on television sets.

"The position primarily involves high-density offline power supply's [sic] development for Apple's next generation Macintosh platforms spanning from notebook computers, desktop computers, servers, standalone displays and TV," the advert states. The Apple TV is not referred to anywhere in the ad, the report says, further fuelling the Apple television theory.

It certainly isn't the first time such a rumour has surfaced, with Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster having touted such a possibility in the past. Munster repeated the claims earlier this month.

However, there are also plenty of reasons that Apple might not want to go down this road, as Macworld's Jonathan Seff pointed out in September last year.