In recent weeks, there has been a lot of talk about the possibility that the next iPhone (known as the iPhone 13) will come with a tool that all its users would like: Possibility to make calls, no longer need to rent a phone service, but By satellite technology.
The famous analyst, Ming-Xi Guo, announced this information in a note sent to investors, announcing that the system will be compatible with the iPhone call. Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communication; So, in theory, the 4G or 5G connection no longer needs to be called.
It should be noted that this is not the first time Apple has mentioned and its intentions to use this type of technology as a way to interact with its users, because in 2019, the special portal In one of his notes, Bloomberg noted that the company was engaged in some research in satellite technology, And can be used for incoming and outgoing calls from an iPhone. However, in 2021, the dream seems to be coming true.
Now, what seemed like a fairy tale turned out to be a disappointment to Apple users, who sadly watched the messages of calls through satellite communication continue to plummet; Or at least controlling himself.
On August 31, Bloomberg returned to the ring to speak on the matter, this time with intervention Mark Kerman, Is one of the most recognized journalists in this publication. As Kurman explains, the new satellite technology, though real, It will not work at any time but it will only work on iPhone Serious emergency events.
In this way, according to a Bloomberg employee, an attempt will be made to use the custom Qualcomm X60 baseband chip installed on the iPhone 13 in the most critical way. At least for now, this new technology to meet your need to talk on the phone that prevents people from benefiting.
But the limitations of this technology do not end there, on the contrary Coverage area for satellite calls will be reduced. According to Kurman, these types of calls and messages are not available to anyone or any territory. Apple would be interested in collaborating with people who need the help of their new technology This will restrict access to “selected markets” and places with less or less mobile coverage.
With this in mind, it is very logical to think that big cities like New York or London would not be on the “white” list of the company founded by Steve Jobs for sending and receiving messages and calls with the help of satellite communication. .
However, the news coming from the famous journalist was not as bad as they believed because, according to his statement, it is considered Apple is planning to build, launch and launch its own satellites for LEO so that it can expand data coverage to a greater number of users.. Of course, this is a task that requires a large investment, so for many “years away” it is seen as an unspoken possibility.
However, the news is not entirely negative, and that is the aspect that most confident Apple users have decided to embrace.