The iPhone 13 expected to have the ability to connect to satellites

Updated: Sep 3

iPhone 13 is rumored to launch next month, with an ability to connect to LEO satellites, which makes it possible for users to make calls and send messages even in areas without cellular coverage.



Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo confirmed that the iPhone 13 will facilitate this feature where calls can be made and messages can be sent without a 4G or 5G connection.


Other features include Qualcomm X60 baseband modem chip (a customized version) which permits satellite communications.


Going back, we first heard about Apple associating with satellite technology in 2019. Now, this method of LEO satellite communication technology will be adopted by future Apple products like the Apple Card and Apple AR headset.


As a kind of interesting fact, a lot of iPhone users actually want this model to be called ‘iPhone 2021’ instead of ‘iPhone 13’ according to a recent survey. 74% of them wanted it to be called anything but iPhone 13, with the best potential name being iPhone 2021 (38% of the total), while 26% think iPhone 13 was the perfect name.