The satellite function of the iPhone 13 series is only available for specific markets
Recently, there are rumors in the market that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 13 series phones will support LEO communications. Compared with the previously circulated information such as 120Hz LTPO display, larger camera module, larger battery, and smaller notch, it is obviously more surprising to support low-Earth orbit satellite communication.
According to Bloomberg, this feature of iPhone 13 series phones will only be available in specific markets, and Apple will not let iPhone users make calls without signal coverage. This feature is useful for remote areas without network coverage, but connecting to satellites is not a simple matter. Users need to be outdoors and it takes more than a minute to receive the signal.
The iPhone 13 series of mobile phones will be equipped with new hardware for low-Earth orbit satellite communications, but it is not ready yet. Of course, this feature will be very expensive and maybe opposed by telecom operators. Apple will also take into account the interests of all parties.