A new report provides an updated approach to last year's heated satellite iPhone" controversy.
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The iPhone 14 may be able to send emergency SOS messages even in cell areas that are not connected to satellite connectivity, as per the latest report by¬†Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.

This is a less skewed alternative to the hype that circulated about this iPhone 13 phone being able to connect to satellites. The rumors turned out to be untrue.

However, the next iPhone and a possible the near future Apple Watch Bands may have something resembling the¬†Satellite tracker called SPOT¬†inside. “The technology could enable users to text messages for emergency services using satellite networks and report on events,” Gurman says. The devices that have the capability tend to be rather large and discrete. However, Apple’s new approach could be to reduce the size of the technology in a way that it can fit inside a smartphone.

When Will All Phones Talk to Satellites?

Satellite phones are designed explicitly for satellites, and accessories that connect to satellites for your smartphone have existed for many years. They can be heavy and costly, requiring more power than a typical cellphone does. They relate to satellite systems, like the Globalstar constellation, which is orbiting at around 876 miles and utilizes 25 years old CDMA encryption technology.

However, the rise of smaller orbit satellites and cheaper launch vehicles such as those of SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets have started to alter the way we launch. Satellites with shallow orbits, such as those employed in Starlink and Starlink, are more straightforward to connect to than distant birds. It requires more of them to regularly cover an entire land area; however, this significantly increases the constellation’s capacity since more satellites mean a greater degree. Starlink¬†currently is orbiting at 340 to 350 miles¬†and plans to orb at 208 miles or less.

Two major companies are currently working on providing you satellite connectivity for your phone: Lynk and AST. Both are just beginning to get off the ground, to say. Lynk is looking to negotiate agreements with wireless carriers to provide backup services when they don’t offer coverage. The company plans to launch a deal with wireless operator Aliv located in the Bahamas in the mid-2020 timeframe.

US customers shouldn’t get too excited, but. It’s a vast world, and there are plenty of opportunities: Lynk is negotiating deals with the Bahamas, Papua New Guinea and The Solomon Islands, Mongolia, and the Central African Republic,¬†according to reports. The company CEO has told Informa that the company’s goal is to offer global connectivity in 2025.