Apple’s upcoming iPhone 13 satellite communication feature 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 quoted a source as saying that Apple has not yet made the iPhone a satellite communications phone.
Instead, Apple will build two emergency features. Both of these features will work on the satellite network. The first feature will be 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 an emergency SOS.
The message recipient receives a notification even if the phone is not disturbed. The satellite message will come in gray instead of blue and green at other times. Later, 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. No separate satellite communicator is required for this and 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.