iPhone 13: calls and messages via satellite in the absence of the network, says an analyst

iPhone 13 will support LEO technology to make calls and send messages via satellite in the absence of a network, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

iPhone 13 will allow you to make calls and send messages via satellite using LEO technology, an acronym for low-earth-orbit, according to what was reported by the well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Released on September 17 according to a leak, iPhone 13 will therefore provide an additional option to users in case they find themselves in an area not covered by their operator’s network .

That’s not all: Kuo speculates that this investment by Apple could pave the way for the use of LEO technology also within other devices of the Cupertino house, first and foremost the AR headset that is so much talked about.

The analyst reports that iPhone 13 will mount a custom version of the Qualcomm X60 modem , and that this specific chip supports satellite communications.

After that it is clear that it will be necessary to understand if the feature of calls and messages via satellite will work only for Apple services or will also be usable by third party applications, as well as what the possible costs of the service will be.

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