Ming-Chi Kuo: iPhone 13 to Support Satellite Communication Technology

Noted Apple expert Ming-Chi Kuo says that the “iPhone 13” will utilize satellite communication technology with the help of a customized baseband chip.

In a note to financial backers, seen by AppleInsider Ming-Chi Kuo says that the Qualcomm X60 baseband chip that Apple is anticipated to use in the “iPhone 13” will uphold low-earth orbit satellite communications.

“There are many potential scenarios for Apple’s business model cooperation with Globalstar,” writes Kuo. “The simplest scenario is that if the user’s operator has already teamed with Globalstar, the user can directly use Globalstar’s satellite communication service on the iPhone 13 through the operator’s service.”