Rumors of the possibility that the iPhone have a satellite connection are not a novelty among the community of users of Manzanawho expected the same functionality since the arrival of the iPhone 13. However, with the arrival of the iPhone 14, which will be presented in September, this idea gained intensity again.
According to Applesfera, a media specialized in news related to the technology company, a space would be reserved at the event ‘far out’where the presentation of the new smartphone will be made, to announce that the device will have a satellite connection automatically when there is no coverage.
In addition, the possible operator that would provide this service for new Apple devices would be globalstarwho acquired a total of 17 satellites in February with the intention of providing a “continued service to a potential client”, as Tim Farrar, a satellite communications consultant, said a few days ago.
In May of this year and for this reason, the name of Globalstar also emerged as a possible operator to provide satellite connection to Apple Watch devices. According to the Bloomberg journalist, Mark Gurmann; the purchase of the satellites could give clues about future launches.
However, although the satellite connection would allow iPhoneand possibly the Apple Watchhave constant coverage and without additional costs, they would have a limitation: only two-way communications could be made through SMS.
Information from Tim Farrar indicates that adding the ability to make calls or send photos would only work if more money is invested in a larger network of satellites.
What’s new on the iPhone screens
With the arrival of Apple’s new operating system, iOS 16New features will be added to the screens of soon-to-launch devices like the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, according to Mark Gurman.
One of them would be the function Always On Display (AOD), which allows you to keep the screen constantly active to show information such as the time and some notifications. This feature, which android devices have for several years, uses less device battery power by only turning on the pixels needed to display data to users instead of using the entire screen.
The analyst also recalls that the latest version of the smartphone Manzana will present a series of functions aimed at your lock screen, as well as wallpapers with similar capabilities to those of the widget, programs that displays information on the screen for the user to use directly.
Launch in September
The new iPhone 14 would be announced next Wednesday, September 7, as recently reported by Bloomberg. This would include the launch of other branded products like Macs, iPads, and Apple Watch.
The launch event could be held online just as it was done during the time of confinement during the pandemic and the presentation videos of the new products and their respective lines would already be in production.
Apple would be preparing the arrival of new devices, including the new iPhone 14, at various stores starting on Friday, September 16, to begin distribution to its customers.