The iPhone 13 lineup will be equipped with a chip for receiving satellite communications. This will allow owners to make calls and send messages in areas without 4G or 5G coverage. This is reported by analyst Ming Zhi Kuo.
IPhone 13 models will receive a chip with support for the LEO network. If enabled in the settings, it will allow iPhone 13 users to make calls and send messages without access to 4G or 5G.
According to rumors, the iPhone 13 will be equipped with a Qualcomm X60 chip that supports satellite communications. Moreover, Apple will be the first company to receive it. Other smartphone brands will only be able to integrate it into devices in 2022.
In particular, Elon Musk’s SpaceX company is engaged in satellite communications. She is already testing satellite internet in the US and Canada. However, with the greatest degree of probability the Globalstar company will cooperate with Apple. According to reports, Qualcomm is working with Globalstar to support the n53 range.