iPhone 13 Will Connect With Satellite Internet Via Qualcomm X60 Modems
The launch of iPhone 13 is just around the corner and a lot of speculations are going on.
Now, the Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is back with another investor note as it brings an unusual rumor to this year’s upcoming iPhone lineup.
iPhone 13 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellite Communication Connectivity
This will basically allow them to make calls, send texts and get Internet service in areas without cellular coverage.
According to Kuo, the network operators will have to work with satellite communications providers like Globalstar to direct iPhones to their LEO satellite network with no additional contracts or other costs involved.
In fact, Globalstar has its n53 frequency band which will be supported by Qualcomm’s upcoming X65 5G modem.
Apart from this, SpaceX’s Starlink is another LEO satellite powerhouse using the tech to provide satellite broadband Internet to its customers.
Further, Kuo claims that Apple is optimistic about satellite communications and is planning to pursue opportunities to build up a stronghold in the market.
To achieve this, Apple is planning to have a whole in-house team working to build opportunities with satellite connectivity tech to more of its near future devices.
A Notchless Design
Interestingly, days ahead of its formal confirmation, a next-generation iPhone with a notch-less design ostensibly appeared in the latest episode of Apple TV+ comedy series Ted Lasso.
This time rumor mill has speculated the new iPhone lineup with a smaller notch design.
This was revealed by the Apple TV+ viewers when they spotted the notch-less iPhone in episode six of the second season of Ted Lasso, which is titled “The Signal.”
It doesn’t end here as some of the viewers have taken to Twitter to share the screenshots showing the all-new iPhone with the notch-less design.
And guess what? this is speculated to be the iPhone 13 by a few spectators.
With this new development, it seems that iPhone 13 lineup will come with a smaller notch design and not a complete notchless experience.