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Elon Musk says SpaceX had ‘promising’ talks with Apple over iPhone 14 satellite tv for pc function


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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says the corporate did have discussions with Apple about offering satellite tv for pc connectivity for the iPhone 14’s Emergency SOS through Satellite tv for pc function. 

The iPhone 14 is the primary mannequin to connect with terrestrial mobile, Wi-Fi, and in addition to satellites due to the Emergency SOS through Satellite tv for pc function unveiled at Apple’s Far Out occasion. 

The iPhone 14 satellite tv for pc function is just for emergencies and solely helps texting, not calling, with messages delayed by about 15 seconds. Apple’s SOS app, constructed into iOS 16, reveals customers the place to level the iPhone to get a satellite tv for pc connection and facilitates SOS communications. Customers also can share their location with the Discover My function through satellite tv for pc.

SEE: This is the whole lot Apple introduced throughout its ‘Far Out’ occasion

iPhone 14 customers must maintain the iPhone pointed on the satellite tv for pc for 15 seconds the place the sky is obvious, and for a couple of minutes if the view is obscured by timber or terrain. It launches in November within the US and Canada and might be free for the primary two years.

Apple nominated satellite tv for pc operator Globalstar to run the extraordinarily slender bandwidth iPhone 14 SOS messaging service.

However now Musk responded to a query on Twitter about the potential for Apple working with Starlink to supply connectivity for the function. 

“We have had some promising conversations with Apple about Starlink connectivity. iPhone staff is obv tremendous good,” wrote Musk.

“For positive, closing hyperlink from house to telephone will work finest if telephone software program & {hardware} adapt to space-based alerts vs Starlink purely emulating cell tower.”

After Apple introduced the iPhone 14 satellite tv for pc service, Globalstar revealed an SEC submitting stating that Apple agreed to pay “95% of the permitted capital expenditures Globalstar makes in reference to the brand new satellites.”

It is a very totally different service to Starlink’s satellite tv for pc broadband, which goals to supply low-latency high-speed broadband. 

T-Cell lately inked a cope with SpaceX to patch up cell “useless zones” within the US. Somewhat than counting on Starlink person terminals, T-mobile will use its present midband spectrum for cell telephones to connect with Starlink satellites. Its second-generation satellites will then broadcast on to cell telephones.


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