The iPhone 13 series could come with LEO Satellite connectivity

LEO Satellite

Great product comes with great surprise! It looks like Apple making this sentence true! Apple is likely ready to launch its iPhone 13 series in September and before that rumors around the device started to come. According to MacRumors, well-known Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims in an investor note that iPhone 13 lineup could come with the LEO Satellite system.

Generally, for making a phone call or sending messages we need a cell tower. But with upcoming Apple smartphones, it could be possible to call or text someone without using a 4G/5G cell tower.

That means Apple planned to build a satellite connectivity system with their iPhone 13 series.

As per Ming-Chi, iPhone 13 series will be loaded with a custom Qualcomm X60 baseband chip that will help to make possible Satellite Communications. iPhone 13 would be able to connect with low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites using this custom chip.

SpaceX’s Starlink internet service is a well-known LEO service provider but the Starlink isn’t the only company in this field. Apple may partner with another satellite communication service provider, Globalstar, to provide the benefit. The partnership is more understandable as both the companies work with Qualcomm.

This would be a highly valuable addition for the customers who often deal with low connectivity. Now, they can contact others in emergencies where the connectivity is very poor.

However, it’s unclear whether the company will charge an additional amount for the satellite feature or not. Additionally, when the users will be out of 4G/5G service, whether they can only be able to use Apple’s services like iMessage and FaceTime is not clear.

For now, users have to wait for the official announcement of the Apple iPhone 13.

Also Read: The iPhone 13 series launch date may have been revealed


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