This Is How ISRO Is Powering iPhone 15 Pro, Pro Max Smartphones With GPS Technology!


Radhika Kajarekar

Radhika Kajarekar

Sep 15, 2023


Apple’s iPhone 15 series has been officially announced, and it is set to go on sale in global markets, including India, starting on September 22nd. 

This Is How ISRO Is Powering iPhone 15 Pro, Pro Max Smartphones With GPS Technology!

The new iPhone 15 series boasts improved cameras, faster processors, and notably, the inclusion of USB-C ports. 

A notable feature in the iPhone 15 series is the adoption of the indigenous GPS system known as NavIC.

iPhone 15 Comes With NavIC for GPS Navigation Developed by ISRO

In the case of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models, they are equipped with NavIC for GPS navigation, which is developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). 

This feature can be found in the detailed specifications of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, specifically in the cellular and wireless section. However, it is not available in the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus models.

So, what makes NavIC noteworthy? NavIC, which stands for Navigation with Indian Constellation, is a regional navigation satellite system developed by ISRO. 

It consists of seven satellites that cover not only India but also an area extending up to 1,500 km beyond the country’s borders. NavIC has a wide range of applications, including terrestrial, aerial, and marine navigation, location-based services, and personal mobility.

iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max First Phones To Include ISRO’s NavIC Technology

The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are the first iPhones to incorporate ISRO’s NavIC technology. However, over the past few years, this technology has been increasingly adopted by various smartphone brands such as Xiaomi, OnePlus, and Vivo.

Apple has been emphasizing its iPhone production in India with the iPhone 15 series. For the first time, iPhone 15 units assembled in India will be available for sale in India and some other regions simultaneously with those made in China. Apple has been assembling iPhones in India since 2017, starting with the iPhone SE, and has continued to do so annually. Nonetheless, the made-in-India iPhones usually hit the market months after the global release.

With this growing focus on local production, Apple is gradually moving closer to a future where iPhones may eventually be entirely manufactured in India.

It’s worth noting that the $799 iPhone 14 launched in India at a price of 79,900 rupees, which is significantly higher than its US price of $799. Furthermore, despite the premium price tags, Apple customers in India do not have access to a wide range of services, including News+, Fitness+, and Apple Pay. 


Radhika Kajarekar
Radhika Kajarekar
  • 631 Posts

Subscribe Now!

Get latest news and views related to startups, tech and business

You Might Also Like

Technology
Sep. 8, 2022

Samsung Launches The Wall All-In-One and Flip Pro: Is This The Future Of Display Technology?

Samsung has launched The Wall All-In-One – the modular MicroLED it says is revolutionizing the future of display and the Flip Pro, which is an interactive display. Both were unveiled at the InfoComm India 2022 which is India’s Professional AudioVisual (Pro AV) and Systems Integration Technology Exhibition. This took place in Mumbai from September 5-7. […]

Technology
Jul. 28, 2022

Google Street View Launches In India Across These 10 Indians Cities! Plans To Expand To 700,000 Kms, 50 Cities In 2 Years

Google’s Street View is finally available in India a decade after it was prevented from capturing data for its Street View services. Second coming Street view offers a 360-degree interactive panorama feature initially for 10 Indian cities with data from local partners Tech Mahindra and Mumbai-based Genesis International. Its entry into India is facilitated by […]

Technology
Jul. 10, 2022

This Electricity-Free Cooler Developed By IIT Researchers Can Replace Air Conditioners! How It Work?

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati researchers have built a ‘Radiative Cooler’ which does not require electricity to operate. This is an affordable and efficient ‘passive’ radiative cooling system that can serve as an alternative to ACs. The coating material is an electricity-free cooling system that can be applied in the rooftops and functions during both […]

Technology
Jun. 27, 2022

This New Battery Will Enable Electric Cars To Run 1000 Kms In Single Charge! Will This Transform Electric Mobility?

Chinese company Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL) has developed a battery that gives EVs a driving range of over 1,000 km or 621 miles on a single charge. About the company The company is China’s leading automotive lithium-ion battery maker. Tesla, Volkswagen, BMW, and Nio are among the companies for which CATL supplies batteries. […]

Recent Posts

Related Videos

   

Subscribe Now!

Get latest news and views related to startups, tech and business

who's online