Apple’s upcoming iPhone 13 could support satellite connectivity feature

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Apple seems to be weeks away from the launch of the iPhone 13. The rumors are getting stronger and more exciting Now, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that the ability to make satellite calls.

Would be built right into the upcoming iPhone. The iPhone 13 would be able to connect with low-earth-orbit satellites or LEO satellites directly with the help of a customized Qualcomm X60 baseband chip.

It is the LEO satellites on which the Starlink internet service Elon Musk relies. The satellites beam the internet directly to the terminals provided to the customers. And it aims to provide a solution to the common problems that come with traditional broadband services like common blackouts and high latency.

Starlink is not the only company using LEO satellites. Many companies have, or are beginning to, come up to give Starlink a run for its money. LEO 5G would have the ability to provide access to the internet in places where towers do not currently beam down other forms of 5G speed.

This is especially true for rural areas where people struggle to even get 3G or 4G connectivity.