The iPhone 13’s satellite communications feature will only be available for emergency calls and messages
The satellite communication feature of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 13 will be available only for emergency calls and messages. This was stated by Mark Gurman of Bloomberg. A few days ago, analyst Ming Chi Kuo reported that the upcoming iPhone would also support low-Earth orbit satellite calls and messages. But Gurman’s source said that Apple is not going to make the iPhone a satellite communications phone for now.
Instead, Apple will build two emergency features. Both of these features will work on the satellite network. The first feature is called Emergency Message Via Satellite and it will be connected as the third protocol of iMessage and SMS. This allows you to communicate with emergency contacts even without a signal. It allows you to communicate only by writing emergency SOS.
Message recipients receive notifications even if the phone is not disturbed. The satellite message will come in gray instead of blue and green at other times. Later, by modifying the phone will also be made a feature. Another satellite feature will be available for emergency calls and messages in the event of a problem, fire or air crash. It can also send the victim’s address to the administration autonomously. There is no need to buy a separate satellite communicator for this and it is said that this feature will be built in.
The upcoming iPhone will also use Qualcomm’s X60 modem to communicate with satellites. Many expect Apple to unveil the new iPhone lineup in September. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.