The legendary satellite phone function of the new iPhone may only be available in certain areas


iPhone 12 Pro

iPhone 12 Pro

Regarding the upcoming new generation of iPhone, one of the more recent rumors is that it will add functions related to the satellite system.And the Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, who broke the news with high accuracy in the past, recently reported on his Power On The news letter revealed that this new feature may only be available in “part of the market” and only in areas without mobile signal coverage. According to Gurman, Apple seems to want to launch its own satellite service, but this plan “will take several years to prepare.” He also mentioned in previous reports that Apple may not be turning the iPhone into a satellite phone at this stage, but will rely on satellites to implement emergency calls and text messages.

According to rumors, the new generation of iPhone will have a built-in customized Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 modem, which is not enough to completely turn the device into a satellite phone. In addition, cost considerations and opposition from traditional operators are also important factors that hinder Apple from advancing related functions. While breaking the news about the phone, Gurman also mentioned that the Apple Watch Series 7, which is expected to appear with the new iPhone, may encounter production problems due to panel issues. It is said that although it will be released at the same time as the iPhone, some versions “will be launched later and are limited in quantity.” This is not good news for friends who hold money and are waiting to buy new watches.