It could enable iPhone 13 users to make calls and send messages without the need for a 4G or 5G connection.
A new report has suggested that Apple may be planning to launch the iPhone 13 lineup next month. The upcoming models will feature low earth orbit (LEO) satellite connectivity that will allow users to make calls and send messages in areas without cellular coverage.
The upcoming lineup of Apple devices will feature hardware that can connect to LEO satellites, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple’s iPhone 13 could be able to make calls and send messages without a 4G or 5G cellular connection, reports MacRumors.
Qualcomm’s X60 baseband modem chip is expected to be used in iPhone 13. Satellite communications will be supported by this chip. Kuo also reported that the iPhone 13 will use a customized version of Qualcomm’s X60 modem chip. Many iPhone users want the next model to be named ‘iPhone 2021’ instead of ‘iPhone 13’, according to a recent survey.
A total of 74 percent of respondents said they hoped “iPhone 13” would be called something else in the survey. Additionally, respondents voted for the best potential name, with “iPhone (2021)” taking the top spot with 38% of the vote. Around 26 percent of respondents thought that the “iPhone 13” was the best name and only 13 percent think that the “iPhone 12S” would be better.