iPhone 13 series to have four models; all with Lower Earth Orbit satellite communication connectivity
In a few days, Apple will bring out its much-awaited iPhone 13 series to the public domain. Similar to what we had seen in the current iPhone 12 series, the latest launch will also come with four smart devices.
While Apple fans are speculating the iPhone 13 price, now a new report hints that prices will be higher than that of the iPhone 12 as there is expected to be a surge in the manufacturing costs.
According to a report from Digitimes, Apple is set to increase the iPhone 13 price after getting a notification from TSMC. For reference, TSMC is Apple’s largest chip supplier, and it has told Apple that the production costs would be going up.
The launch of the iPhone 13 is likely to be on September 14
New iPhone 13 models
Customers expect the new iPhone models to be the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max. This is more than enough for iPhone enthusiasts to be over the moon. But then, there seems to be more excitement in the offing.
A new research note from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out in the open at the moment, and the contents have all in them to make an iPhone lover go crazy.
As reported by News18, the research note has said that the iPhone 13 series is likely to carry Lower Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communication connectivity that would let users make calls and send messages without requiring cellular coverage.
iPhone 13 supports communication via LEO satellites
The report added that the technology giant works with Globalstar, which runs a low LEO satellite constellation for low-speed data communication and satellite phone. It could mean that the new iPhone 13 series might have the necessary that supports for communication via LEO satellites in places where standard 4G and 5G coverage is not available.
A custom chip-enabled to provide communication experience is in the anvil. The provision to use a mobile device for calls and texts even in areas that don’t have 4G / 5G connectivity indeed is exciting.
The iPhone 13 series will debut with a customised Qualcomm X60 chip to support communication via LEO satellites, which would make connectivity issues a thing of the past.
As per the research note, iPhone 13 users will thus communicate without any additional contracts or payments. The only clause could be that the network operators would work with Globalstar to enable LEO satellite communication.