What the rumored iPhone 13 satellite communication improvement is and how it works
More information has been revealed concerning the rumored satellite communication capabilities that might be included in the iPhone 13 release.
According to a rumor published last week, the iPhone 13 may be getting some new satellite communication capabilities.
Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known Apple insider, was mentioned in the first story, who stated that he “expects the forthcoming iPhone 13 models to have a low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite communication mode.” Kuo is a well-known Apple insider.
More information, on the other hand, was withheld, causing some misunderstanding as to the degree of this capabilities available.
Further details regarding these satellite communication capabilities have now been revealed, providing a clearer picture of what Apple consumers may anticipate from the technology and where it will be implemented.
This is due to the fact that, according to Bloomberg writer Mark Gurman, these capabilities will be heavily focused on emergency communication, and that the functionality would only be available in specific markets.
“The emergency functions will only function in places where there is no cellular service, as well as in a few select markets,” says the author “Gurman made this observation. “Apple anticipates someday installing its own constellation of satellites to transmit data to devices, but the company is still many years away from putting that idea into action.
“Some people have inquired as to whether these new functions imply that the iPhone can be used as a satellite phone and that it will be able to make calls anywhere in the globe when cellular service is not available. The answer is an unequivocal no. That is not going to happen now, next year, or any time in the foreseeable future.”
Consequently, it appears that the SOS-style feature, if it does actually appear on the iPhone 13 as predicted by Kuo, will serve primarily as an emergency SOS system, serving as a type of last resort to contact emergency services or family members when there is no network connection available.
Furthermore, the capability will only be available in select regions, which is another limitation.
As for why Apple users won’t be able to use their iPhone 13 as a satellite phone, making calls and sending messages via satellite on a consistent basis, that is due to two factors: one, the technology is not yet ready, and two, even if it were, it “could cause a revolt from the phone carriers on which Apple relies.”
After all, if you suddenly have the ability to make phone calls through satellite, you won’t need Verizon, Vodafone, or AT&T any more. The networks, on the other hand, would not be pleased.
As a result, while this is definitely an intriguing advancement in the mobile phone industry, and one that we hope will be released soon, it appears to be something that the vast majority of iPhone customers will not have to worry about when considering whether or not to upgrade to iPhone 13.