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WILL iPHONE 13 POSSESS SATELLITE CONNECTIVITY?

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The new iPhone is slated to be released in September, with rumored features including a reduced notch, a bigger camera bump, and a variety of cool new color options like matte black and a bronzy sunset gold. According to the latest from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, iPhone 13 may also have the ability to connect with other devices in severe environments such as mountainous areas or the seas through an emergency system.

When Apple’s future is mentioned, that CEO Tim Cook is looking for a successor can be crucial. However, learning that the iPhone 13 may allow satellite communications may be much more significant for other tech company’s near future.

THE APPLE DREAM COMES TRUE

It is rumored that Apple has always desired to reach the moon. It is supposed that the business is working on 6G with other counterparts. The features of that standard are the ability to transmit data at fast rates across vast distances. However, according to the newest claim from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s next-generation iPhone 13 will include a low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite connection mode, courtesy of a Qualcomm X60 baseband modem chip.

Theoretically, iPhone 13 users are allowed to use satellite networks to send messages and make calls. LEO might potentially be utilized in Apple’s augmented reality headset, the Apple Car, and other connected devices.  However, it remains unknown how these functionalities will be implemented.

This possibly means that unlimited messages are free to other iPhone users around the world. It could become an additional iCloud+ service that provides enhanced communication for international users while avoiding the insecurity of local networks, or it could simply require a satellite communication provider subscription. 

Furthermore, according to Bloomberg, the iPhone 13’s satellite capabilities are solely intended for emergency calls and texts when a mobile connection is unavailable. It is unclear how this would work with carriers or other satellite providers, or whether there would be any additional costs. 

If the latter case is true, knowledgeable conjecture points to Globalstar as the most likely satellite operator to work with Apple on the project. Globalstar provides a variety of devices and coverage plans, but its Orbit Unlimited plan, which includes unlimited voice calls, now costs $200 per month. Other LEO operators, such as Starling, Hughesnet, OneWeb and Inmarsat use this technology, but we don’t know if any of them are supported. It is recognised that Globalstar’s stock has risen 50% as a result of these allegations.

POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS OF iPHONE 13

In the current context, broadband and network coverage reveal that many both domestic and international locations are still without connectivity. This has spurred a variety of responses including the employment of satellite “hubs” to enable connectivity to some of the world’s most remote locations

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