Afraid of losing the signal? iPhone 14 will support satellite communication: free upfront

time:2022-11-27 02:09:03 source:scripttoolbox.com author:Power Supply
Afraid of losing the signal? iPhone 14 will support satellite communication: free upfront

On August 30, Tianfeng International analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared new news about the iPhone 14 series on his personal social platform. It is said that the iPhone 14 series has completed the satellite communication hardware test, or will disclose specific functions and uses at the press conference. , but it is still doubtful whether it will be online immediately. Ming-Chi Kuo also broke the news that the Huawei Mate 50 series, which will be released on September 6, will also support similar satellite communication functions. (Picture from: Twitter "Guo Mingji") In fact, satellite communication is not a new technology. In 1956, this technology has initially entered the commercial field. So far, we can use a portable mobile device to realize satellite communication. Communication, the technology has been quite mature. Since 2020, SpaceX has implemented a plan to provide Internet services through a "Star Chain" network consisting of 12,000 satellites. At the same time, it has also brought this topic to people's attention again. This direction is "rolled in". As a "starter" equipped with satellite communication hardware on mobile smartphones, Apple has equipped relevant hardware in the iPhone 13 series, but since business cooperation has not been negotiated, this function has not been resolved. The good news is that Apple has made new progress with the iPhone 14 series. (Photo from: Apple's official website) In addition to Apple, it is reported that the Huawei Mate 50 series will also be equipped with satellite communication hardware. It seems that this "head-to-head" conference is not just as simple as time "crash". However, although the scope of satellite communication services is very wide, it is also necessary to seek cooperation with operators in accordance with local legal requirements. Apple, as an American company, is somewhat unaccustomed to the environment in many areas. I wonder how long it will take for this function to be implemented globally. ? According to Tim Farrar, a satellite communications consultant at a research firm, Apple may have partnered with Globalstar, which has 17 satellites to provide satellite communications services. In addition, it may be combined with iMessage in the early stages of the feature's launch to promote it for free. . (Picture from: Apple's official website) At present, the biggest role of satellite communication is to provide emergency rescue services for practitioners with certain risks such as maritime affairs and deep mountains. Of course, for example, sailing staff will also use satellite communication for some entertainment activities. , but this kind of situation can also be regarded as a relatively special demand, and the significance to ordinary people is not as big as imagined. The most important thing is that when texting/calling through satellite, the delay is very high, and there is no need in non-emergency situations. It is necessary to "torture" yourself. However, satellite communication is inextricably linked with the next generation of mobile communication technology. Does this mean that Apple and Huawei have taken the lead in 6G deployment? No one should say that Apple does not pay attention to the signal problem. (Cover image from: Apple's official website)

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