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iPhone 13 will support satellite communications, says Ming-Chi Kuo

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that the “iPhone 13” will have the ability to use satellite communications, thanks to a customized baseband chip.In a note to investors, seen by AppleInsider Ming-Chi Kuo says that the Qualcomm X60 baseband chip that Apple is predicted to be using in the “iPhone 13″ will support low-earth orbit satellite communications. He bases this on Qualcomm’s work with Globalstar, making the latter the most likely partner for the effort.”There are many potential scenarios for Apple’s business model cooperation with Globalstar,” writes Kuo. “The simplest scenario is that if the user’s operator has already teamed with Globalstar, the user can directly use Globalstar’s satellite communication service on the iPhone 13 through the operator’s service.” Read more…
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