Security expert : No, iPhone 13 will not communicate with satellites

Security expert and head of Errata Security, Robert Graham, commented on recent information that in the absence of sustainable LTE and 5G coverage, the iPhone 13 smartphone will be able to switch to data transmission via satellite systems.

No, iPhone 13 will not communicate with satellites. Instead, the iPhone (rumored) will now support a different radio band for 4G / 5G that was previously allocated for satellite service but can now be used for terrestrial service. - Robert Graham

He clarified that we are talking about the range from 2.4835 GHz to 2.4950 GHz, which is the upper limit of channel 14 in the Wi-Fi network. Most countries (except Japan) do not use channel 14 for Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi in the USA goes to 11 channels. It is assumed that new Apple smartphones will be able to use this range to improve the quality of cellular communications in rooms using Wi-Fi routers.

Recently, renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities announced that the iPhone 13 line will be the most compact, convenient and mainstream satellite smartphones in the world.

We predict that the iPhone 13 can support satellite communications in low Earth orbit. If Apple turns on the appropriate software features, iPhone 13 users will be able to make calls and send messages via satellite while outside the 4G network. - Ming-Chi Kuo

Other experts also believe that support for satellite communications will not appear on the iPhone, at least this year. The iPhone 13 is expected to be released in September, but talk about a shortage has already begun.

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