Kuo: iPhone 13 series to feature low earth orbit satellite communication connectivity

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is back with another investor note and it brings an unusual rumor to this year’s upcoming iPhone lineup. The new iPhones will reportedly feature low earth orbit (LEO) satellite communication connectivity via custom Qualcomm X60 modems which will allow them to make calls, send texts and get internet service in areas without cellular coverage.

Dummy units: iPhone 13 Pro Max, 13 Pro, vanilla 13 and 13 mini

Kuo further explains that network operators will have to work with satellite communications providers like Globalstar to direct iPhones to their LEO…

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