The new iPhone 13 might have some new interesting features which might be one of the best upgrades of all time and could lead to a new wave of satellite internet solutions.
Before the launch, the new leak suggests that the iPhone 13 might support satellite connectivity which will allow the users to call and send messages to other users even without any cellular coverage.
The famous Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the iPhone 13 could have the ability to connect to a communications satellite powered by a customised baseband chipset which is likely to be the Qualcomm X60 modem which could support the low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites.
According to reports from 2019, it was claimed that Apple is hiring software, hardware and aerospace engineers to explore new connectivity options for the iPhone and after four years, we are having potential information about the development.
All the details and features regarding the Apple satellite connection and which connectivity it will support is still unknown but it is noted that LEO support could also be expanded to the internet of things (IoT) products.
The smartphone could potentially connect to the satellite launched by SpaceX known as the Starlink, the low-latency satellite internet service. Reports suggest that Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel’s OneWeb is also preparing its own LEO satellites.
The main question remains that if the satellite Starlink even has the infrastructure in place to support millions of new iPhones users and if iPhone 13 really has the feature does it include support for satellite connectivity.